safety

Sen. Sherrod Brown
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Two weeks after a deadly Pennsylvania crash that killed five people, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) continues to advocate for improved motorcoach safety.

Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser driving
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Ohio drivers will see more officers on the road starting Sunday as the Ohio Highway Patrol begins a high visibility enforcement campaign for the state’s Move Over Law.

Across the U.S., many doctors, nurses and other health care workers have remained silent about what is being called an epidemic of violence against them.

The violent outbursts come from patients and patients' families. And for years, it has been considered part of the job.

When you visit the Cleveland Clinic emergency department these days — whether as a patient, family member or friend — a large sign directs you toward a metal detector.

Akron company Hedgemon was inspired by a hedgehog's quills to design a new football helmet.
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Among the hundreds of millions of dollars being spent to try to solve the crisis of concussions in football, one effort is inspired by a hand-sized ball of quills: the hedgehog.

Angela Rucci created an app called Tego to help Ohio State students get home safely.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

When students come to The Ohio State University, they're inundated with information on how to keep themselves safe. From pamphlets to workshops to self-defense classes, the university provides a plethora of resources for students to protect themselves.

Andrea Sutton, a mom in Firestone, Colo., was trying to put her 3-year-old son Daniel down for a nap, but he wasn't having it. It was January, too cold for him to burn off much energy outside, and he was restless. She read him some books to settle him down and then left him to fall asleep.

She returned with her 4-year-old daughter a little while later to check on him. They found him hanging from the cord of the window blinds, wearing like a necklace the V-shaped strings above a wooden knob that lowers when the blinds go up.

Another toddler has reportedly been crushed to death by an unsecured Ikea dresser, after the furniture giant recalled millions of chests and dressers over the risk of deadly tip-over accidents.

Jozef Dudek, 2, died in May, according to lawyers for his family, when he was crushed by an Ikea Malm dresser in his parents' room after he was put down for a nap.

Amusement Ride Safety

Aug 1, 2017
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The recent ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair draws attention to amusement ride safety regulations. The accident resulted in the death of an 18-year-old man and injured several other passengers. As a result, the fair was closed for the remainder of the day and inspectors examined all the rides overnight. 

Today were are talking about amusement ride safety operations and inspections. 

States are not doing enough to improve safety on the roads, in the workplace and in the home, according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

The group, which graded all 50 states on safety, awarded no state an "A" grade for overall safety, but 11 states received an "F."

Ohio is rolling out a new response system in the case of oil and gas drilling emergencies. Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order creating a 24/7 emergency hotline for oil and gas companies.

Seat Belts On School Buses Spurs Debate

Dec 28, 2015
School bus in Buffalo, New York.
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The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently endorsed the use of three-point seat belts in the nation's school bus fleet.

OSU Police Will Increase Security For MSU Game

Nov 16, 2015

Ohio State plans to increase security at Ohio Stadium for this Saturday's football game against Michigan State. The game will draw huge crowds to the University area.

Columbus TV Newsrooms Review Reporter Safety

Aug 26, 2015
WDBJ TV

The fatal on-air shooting of two Virginia TV journalists stunned newsrooms. Management at all three Columbus broadcast stations moved quickly to review safety procedures for reporting crews.

Last year, the Center for Public Integrity found that 1 in 5 college women will be sexually assaulted during college, and that when sexual assaults do occur, universities consistently fail to properly investigate the cases. Last week, Vice President Joe Biden announced that new federal guidelines will spell out how colleges and universities must respond to allegations of sexual assault. Today, we take a closer look at the problem.

Two of Ohio's top law enforcement officials have stepped down with the suggestion that both needed to go to improve relations within the Department of Public Safety.

Gov. Ted Strickland says he has accepted the resignation of Public Safety Director Henry Guzman and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Richard Collins.

Guzman told Strickland he wants to work in another part of Strickland's administration.

Strickland's office says Col. Collins agreed to step down in an effort to have the department and the patrol move forward.