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2020 Extra Class study guide: E0A – Safety

No matter what amateur radio activities you engage in, I hope that you will engage in them safely. Every year, we lose amateur radio operators because of injuries they sustained while putting up antennas or doing things that could be dangerous. We don’t want to lose you. Perhaps the most common danger is from lightning strikes. To protect your station, use an external earth connection or ground rod. What is the primary function of an external earth connection or ground rod? (E0A01) ANSWER: Light...
Tags: Fcc, Safety, Radio, Sar, MPE, Antenna Safety, RF safety, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020 Extra Class Study Guide, Electrical Safety

Using Personal Information In Business Situations

I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. She described a meeting she had with a manager she’s been having difficulty with and the person both of them reported to. She said that the conversation wasn’t going well, but at least she was being heard. by Markus Spiske from Pixabay Then from left […]
Tags: Security, Leadership, Privacy, Safety, Managers, General Business, Markus Spiske, Personal Disclosure, Using Personal Information

Firearms Accidents Have Reached an All-Time Low

The NSSF just announced on their website that unintentional firearms fatalities have reached their lowest point ever since record-keeping began in 1903. According to the latest available data derived from the National Safety Council which just released its Injury Facts Report 2018 firearms accidents – specifically unintentional firearms deaths, accounted for less than 1% of unintentional […] Read More … The post Firearms Accidents Have Reached an All-Time Low appeared first on The Firearm Blog....
Tags: News, Guns, Safety, Shotguns, Daily News, Time Low, National Safety Council, NSSF, Pistols, Rifles, Firearms Safety, Four Rules, New Gun Owner, Accidental Fatalities, Firearms Accidents

FDA grants emergency authorization to system that decontaminates N95 respirator masks for re-use

The global coronavirus pandemic has meant that there’s a widespread effort to develop and advance creative solutions to new problems, like worldwide shortages of necessary front-line medical equipment. One piece of gear that’s necessary for protecting the health of medical workers treating COVID-19 patients are N95 respirator masks, which are masks that specifically filter out very fine particles, including shed virus, with high efficacy. These are in extremely short supply, but a new FDA emerge...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Hardware, Safety, Public Health, United States, Healthcare, Microbiology, Ohio, Fda, Columbus, Filters, Duke University, EUA

Duke University uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide to clean N95 face masks for reuse

With shortages of N95 face masks persisting nationwide, healthcare facilities are scrambling to find ways to clean and treat the masks for reuse to protect doctors and nurses most at risk of exposure to COVID-19. Duke University thinks it has found a solution using vaporized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate the masks. The process uses specialized equipment to vaporize hydrogen peroxide, which can then infuse all the layers of the mask to kill germs (including viruses) without degrading mask...
Tags: TC, Safety, Tech, University, Chemistry, Vice President, Mask, Duke, Director, Brown, Duke University, Pharmaceutical, Cameron Wolfe, Scott Alderman, N95, COVID-19

The Safest Way to Dilute Household Chemicals

Making a DIY disinfectant is as simple as mixing bleach (or alcohol) with a little water—but for safety reasons, the order in which you mix them matters more than you might think. As you’re mixing up your next batch of coronavirus-busting spray, let the first commandment of Chem 101 labs be your guiding principle: “Do…Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Safety, Lifehacks, Coronavirus, Dilute Household Chemicals

Flexport, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others launch a fund to get supplies to front-line responders

There’s a global shortage of available protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for use by frontline responders working to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the Frontline Responders Fund wants to channel donations to help address that shortage. The fund, which is seeking public donations via GoFundMe, will use all proceeds to cover the costs of transportation of these crucial supplies to the hospitals, clinics and public agencies that need them most. Flexport is facilitati...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Safety, Softbank, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Edward Norton, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Ron Conway, Flexport, Petersen

Open and Shut: NHTSA Issues Hood Recall for New Silverado, Sierra HD

General Motors’ revamped 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD pickups are striking in appearance, but some buyers might be more enamored with the new 6.6-liter gas V8 under the hood. It’s a selling point, but it’s not something you want the truck showing off an inopportune times. Like, say, when driving down the highway. […] The post Open and Shut: NHTSA Issues Hood Recall for New Silverado, Sierra HD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, General Motors, Recalls, Autos, Trucks, Nhtsa, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Pickups, News Blog, Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, New Silverado Sierra

Condo For Sale – Safe Most of the Time…

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Tags: Real Estate, Safety, Funny, Fail, Fun, Radio, Safe, Just For Fun, Condo

Protect your privacy with Dashlane password manager, and how to sign up

It's important to keep secure and safe online. Here's why Dashlane is the ideal security solution.
Tags: Deals, Security, Safety, Trends, Cybersecurity, Computing, Vpn, Password Manager, Dashlane, Online Safety, Password Management, Commerce 2020, Identity Theft Protection

Stranger Danger: When Driving Goes Viral

As the resident germophobe here (and everywhere else, now and in the past), spotting bacteria and viruses is no difficult task for this writer. It’s easy — they’re everywhere. The outer layer of your average human surpasses the dirtiness of an adolescent mind. And it’s with this mindset in tow that your author enters a […] The post Stranger Danger: When Driving Goes Viral appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Road Trips, Autos, Driving, News Blog, Coronavirus

New Gun Owner? Congratulations! Now Lets Talk About Gun Safety

The COVID-19 Coronavirus situation has spiked fear and anxiety worldwide. In uncertain times, it’s natural for people to want to protect themselves and defend their families in the event of any adverse human behavior. The past few days have seen a huge spike in firearms sales, possibly pointing to a large new group of gun […] Read More … The post New Gun Owner? Congratulations! Now Lets Talk About Gun Safety appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Safety, Companies, Gun Safety, Editorial, Pistols, Rifles, Four Rules, New Gun Owner

BTSC Physiotherapist Occupational-Therapist and Food Safety Officer Recruitment 2020

BTSC Physiotherapist Occupational Therapist and Food Safety Officer Recruitment 2020  Bihar Technical Service Commission (BTSC) invites online applications on prescribed format from eligible candidates for following Sarkari Naukri Vacancy of Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist and Food Safety Officer for Health Department of Bihar Government  (Advt. No.... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Food, Jobs, Safety, Engineer, Dairy, Officer, Biotechnology, Therapist, Bihar, Manisha, BTSC, Physiotherapist, HotJob, Food Safety Officer for Health Department of Bihar

What Happens to Your Body If You Hang Upside Down for Too Long

If you’ve ever wondered whether hanging upside down for too long can kill you, the answer is yes. Here’s what happens to your body if you don’t get it upright in time.Read more...
Tags: Videos, Science, Safety, Body, Lifehacks, Body Science

Detroit Three, UAW Launch Coronavirus Task Force

Most white-collar types working for domestic automakers will be able to limit exposure to the rampaging coronavirus by sealing themselves off at home, relying on computers, phones, and Skype to carry on the business of making cars. But those whose livelihoods involve the physical building of cars are a different story; they have to come […] The post Detroit Three, UAW Launch Coronavirus Task Force appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Production, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Skype, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, News Blog, Assembly Plants, Coronavirus, Detroit Three UAW Launch Coronavirus Task Force, Detroit Three UAW

Don't Use Tor Right Now If You're Working From Home

With more people staying at home and working remotely to avoid the COVID-19 outbreak, online security has become an even higher priority. Using a web browser that respects user privacy and keeps your data safe is a telecommuting necessity, but you should probably avoid using the Tor web browser for now, even though…Read more...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Safety, Web Browsers, Tor, Lifehacks

Annoy the Driver: IIHS Offers Its Two Cents on Improving Self-Driving Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has issued a set of guidelines for advanced driving aids, suggesting that the key to automated safety is making sure drivers are perpetually engaged with the vehicle’s operations. Unfortunately, this has turned out to be a Catch-22 scenario due to the way these systems function. Semi-autonomous features are […] The post Annoy the Driver: IIHS Offers Its Two Cents on Improving Self-Driving Safety appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Editorials, Studies, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Reports, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, Self Driving, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS, News Blog, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automotive Safety, Studies & Reports, Driving Aids, Advanced Driving Aids

FCA Closes Italian Facilities Over Coronavirus, Ditto for Autotorino Dealer Group

In what is perhaps the shape of things to come here in North America, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has decided to temporarily close several Italian factories in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Closures will be enacted at Pomigliano d’Arco, Melfi, Atessa and Cassino — with each factory stalled for several days between Wednesday and Saturday. This comes after […] The post FCA Closes Italian Facilities Over Coronavirus, Ditto for Autotorino Dealer Group appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Fca, Autos, North America, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Plant Closures, Pomigliano, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Autotorino, European Auto Market, Autotorino Dealer Group, Arco Melfi Atessa

Blasting Airplanes With Lasers Makes It Much Harder For Ice to Stick to Wings

If you’ve ever had to fly during the cold winter months you’ve probably already experienced the hassle of a delayed flight because the aircraft had to be blasted with deicer before take off. But annoying delays are just one of many issues ice build-up on a plane can cause, so researchers have come up with a better…Read more...
Tags: Science, Winter, Safety, Planes, Wings, Aircraft, Airplanes, Ice, Airbus, Dresden University of Technology, Fraunhofer Institute

Seeing Ghosts: Self-driving Cars Aren’t Immune From Hackers

Autonomous vehicles “feel” the road ahead with a variety of sensors, with data received sent through the vehicle’s brain to stimulate a response. Brake action, for example. It’s technology that’s far from perfected, yet self-driving trials continue on America’s streets, growing in number as companies chase that elusive driver-free buck. In one tragic case, a […] The post Seeing Ghosts: Self-driving Cars Aren’t Immune From Hackers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, America, Autos, Hackers, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, News Blog

Metro: Region is failing to meet transportation safety goals

Facts don’t lie. “Reducing vehicle miles traveled is critical to achieving safer roadways.”— Lake McTighe, Metro We know fatal and serious injury crash data for Portland is headed in the wrong direction, but how are we doing region-wide? Not good. Metro, our regional elected government (also known as a metropolitan planning organization, or MPO) that oversees 24 cities across Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties, just released their first-ever, Traffic fatalities and serious in...
Tags: Safety, Congress, Washington, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Metro, U S Department of Transportation, Clackamas Multnomah, Jonathan Maus, McTighe, Lake McTighe Metro, Equity Focus Areas, Metro Senior Transportation Planner Lake

Take a Quick Photo of Your Child Before Heading Into Crowded Places

Even the most diligent of parents can unexpectedly lose track of their youngsters, especially in crowded and attention-grabbing places like amusement parks, fairs, and shopping malls. This week reddit user ChadNFreud made a great suggestion on what to do before you head into that crowded situation with a child or…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Kids, Safety, Lifehacks

California’s Data Privacy Laws Could Stymie Auto Industry’s Long-term Plans

Pretty much anytime automotive data acquisition becomes the topic of discussion, we have to take time to mention customer protections and ask where the line for privacy should be drawn. With social media firms making a mint off the process online and automakers conducting major moves to likewise leverage personal data, it’s practically a nervous […] The post California’s Data Privacy Laws Could Stymie Auto Industry’s Long-term Plans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Safety, California, Big Data, Data, Regulation, Editorials, Autos, Automotive Industry, Connected Cars, CCPA, News Blog, Data Privacy Laws, Driving Data, California Consumer Privacy Act

Teen hit Yolo raises $8M to let you Snapchat anonymously

It wasn’t a fad. Yolo became the country’s No. 1 app just a week after launch by letting teens ask for anonymous replies to questions they posted on Snapchat. But nine months later, Yolo is still in the top 100 iOS apps and has 10 million active users. Now it’s safeguarding the app from predators while revealing a smart new feature for spinning up anonymous group chats, powered by $8 million in fresh funding. “What we are trying to build is a new kind of network where there’s a fluidity to ident...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Safety, Developer, Funding, Los Angeles, Tech, Snapchat, Zynga, Paris, Anonymity

A Series Of Simple Illustrations About Coronavirus And Safety Measures From The Chinese Artist

According to Lucci Lugee Liyeung: “This set of health education illustrations amidst the recent coronavirus outbreak is in the form of a series of one-page lessons by cute animal doctors. It has been very well received in Asia, particularly in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The original version is in traditional Chinese and English, and it has been translated into many languages including Japanese... Source
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Design, Safety, China, Taiwan, Inspirations, Coronavirus, Lucci Lugee Liyeung

NTSB: Autopilot Partly to Blame for Fatal Tesla Crash; Video Game Was Playing on Driver’s Phone

A report from the National Transportation Safety Board concludes that a fallible driver-assist system, and the driver’s overreliance on it, were the main causes of a fatal March 2018 crash on US-101 in Mountain View, California. The violent crash of a Tesla Model X that killed a 38-year-old Apple software engineer is a perfect example […] The post NTSB: Autopilot Partly to Blame for Fatal Tesla Crash; Video Game Was Playing on Driver’s Phone appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Government, US, Tesla, Autos, Reports, Tesla Model X, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Mountain View California, News Blog

Chinese Architect Designs Wearable Shield To Protect Against Coronavirus Outbreaks

Chinese architect Sun Dayong has created a conceptual design for a shield that would protect a wearer during a coronavirus outbreak by using UV light to sterilise itself. h/t: dezeen The project is called Be a Bat Man, in reference to the fictional superhero who pushes the limits of human capabilities, and the fact that bats are one of the wild animals that could be the source of Covid-19... Source
Tags: Costume, Design, Safety, Sun Dayong, Coronavirus

How to Pack a 'Go Bag' for Emergency Evacuations

If you don’t live in an area prone to natural disasters, you may think it could never happen to you—but unfortunately, that’s not the case. A few years ago, a fire sparked on a tiny trail on the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains in Anaheim, California. It moved fast, and through news reports, we watched it snake…Read more...
Tags: Safety, Disasters, Lifehacks, Evacuation, Emergency preparedness, Anaheim California, Santa Ana mountains

U.S. Traffic Deaths Decline for Second Year in a Row

The National Safety Council just released its estimates for U.S. roadway fatalities in 2019, and there’s good news to share. Deaths declined for the second consecutive year. According to the NSC, traffic fatalities reached an estimated 38,800 last year, representing a 2-percent decline from 2018 and and a 4-percent decline against 2017. While the NSC said […] The post U.S. Traffic Deaths Decline for Second Year in a Row appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Data, Stats, Figures, Studies, Autos, Traffic Fatalities, Reports, NSC, National Safety Council, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Roadway Deaths

Ohio Self-driving Shuttle Service Stalled After Minor Incident

You may recall the autonomous Linen LEAP shuttle service that launched in Columbus, OH earlier this month. Well, the city placed the program on pause last week because someone fell during an abrupt stop. Smart Columbus, the group responsible for the service, has taken both EasyMile EZ10s off their route for assessment by the manufacturer. Additional […] The post Ohio Self-driving Shuttle Service Stalled After Minor Incident appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Ohio, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities, Columbus, Mass Transit, Avs, Shuttles, News Blog, Busses, EasyMile, Columbus Smart, Linden LEAP