Tag: Safe

Could your car keep you safe from COVID-19?

By iwano@_84

The novel coronavirus has created an opportunity for businesses that purport to offer high-end products with enhanced protections against infection — from $250 face masks to $20,000 private jet flights and $200,000 home ventilation systems.



a car parked on the side of a road: Chinese carmaker Geely Auto announced in February that its forthcoming ICON electric SUV will include an N95-certified air purification system. (Geely Auto)


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Chinese carmaker Geely Auto announced in February that its forthcoming ICON electric SUV will include an N95-certified air purification system. (Geely Auto)

Luxury car makers could be the next to capitalize.

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At a time when there’s more focus than ever on what people are breathing in — read: a deadly virus, wildfire smoke — well-heeled buyers could be enticed by cars with advanced air filtration systems and other devices designed to protect against a variety of dangerous particulates, including some pathogens.

Chinese automaker Geely Auto, whose parent company owns high-end brands Volvo and Lotus, announced in February that in response to the coronavirus, its forthcoming Icon electric SUV would feature

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Autonomous Trucks Are Here. Are They Safe?

By iwano@_84

Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter NYC Truck Accident Lawyer

Located in Manhattan and serving truck accident victims throughout New York, Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC helps injury victims and their families obtain financial compensation for serious tractor-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, delivery truck accidents and many other truck accidents throughout New York. We do not rest until justice is served.
Located in Manhattan and serving truck accident victims throughout New York, Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC helps injury victims and their families obtain financial compensation for serious tractor-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, delivery truck accidents and many other truck accidents throughout New York. We do not rest until justice is served.
Located in Manhattan and serving truck accident victims throughout New York, Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC helps injury victims and their families obtain financial compensation for serious tractor-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, delivery truck accidents and many other truck accidents throughout New York. We do not rest until justice is served.

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Trying to decide if an activity safe to do? Health professionals create ‘Covid Can I Do It’ website to provide answers

By iwano@_84

One of the co-founders lives here in Buffalo.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — One of the biggest questions people seem to have during the pandemic is asking whether or not they can do a certain activity safely.

Well now there’s a website you can go to for all those answers thanks to a website put together by about 30 health professionals across the United States. 

It’s called “COVID Can I Do It?” and all you have to do is type in any activity you have planned from getting a tattoo, to kayaking or even going to a grocery store like Wegmans or Tops. 

The list goes on and is only growing. 

“In the last two weeks, we’ve gotten more than 1,000 suggestions from the 13,000 users that have walked through our site,” said co-founder Jarjieh Fang, who’s based in New York City. “It’s a constant effort of collating activities from our user

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TCS Deploys AI-Powered Software to Enable Safe Return to Work for its Employees

By iwano@_84

NEW YORK and MUMBAI, India, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced that it is using its new AI software, IUX for Workplace Resilience, to minimize the risks for its employees and ensure their safety, should their responsibilities require some of them to be in the office during the pandemic.

When COVID-19 forced companies to mandate working from home, TCS deployed its Secure Borderless Workspaces™ (SBWS™) model, enabling its workforce of over 443,000 across 46 countries to work remotely, in just a few weeks. While lockdown restrictions have been eased, TCS has prioritized employee safety and well-being, and has enabled return to work in a carefully calibrated way, for under two percent of the workforce to date. To create a safe workplace for TCSers who need to return to work for

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Waymo Manager Promises Self-Driving Cars Are Very Safe, Despite Risks

By iwano@_84

A self-driving car with Waymo Lidar at the top. Waymo

Daphne de Jong learned to fly a plane before she could drive a car. And her job today at self-driving software maker Waymo is to make sure that very soon no one has to ever drive again.

de Jong is an aerospace engineer by training and an adventurer by heart. Having flown planes (including commercial jets) since the age 16 and climbed the world’s most dangerous mountains (she summited Mount Everest in May 2019), she understands better than most of us the consequence of risk and how to prevent it.

It’s all about safety. It doesn’t sound very sexy, and I know that,” she said of the similarities between aviation and building self-driving vehicles. 

In a recent interview with Observer, de Jong revealed the boringly rigorous process of how Waymo builds up its autonomous driving system and whether the

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Don’t Become a Victim to Computer Crime – Principles to Help Keep You and Your Stuff Safe

By iwano@_84

People store valuable information onto their computers in all sorts of formats such as documents, pictures, sound, and video. What if someone were able to sneak onto your computer with or without you being there and steal that information? Well, hackers, phreakers, crackers, and even the most novice of computer criminals are able to log into your personal life and cause a world of painstaking trouble. This article will provide the general user with principles aimed at developing safe computer habits to prevent such criminals from even having the opportunity to illegally access information. Let’s start with the first principle, a golden rule for safety on the internet.

If it sounds too good to be true – IT IS! E-mail scams happen every day to millions of computer users. An e-mail that comes from an African Prince leaving his fortune in your trust is not likely to be the true … Read More

Safe Use of Hand and Power Tools

By iwano@_84

Humans have been using hand tools since prehistoric times. The evolution from the primitive Stone Age tools to sophisticatedly engineered ones has changed the way we perform work today. Hand and power tools are used daily to help perform tasks that otherwise would be difficult or impossible. However, the advances in tool technology have also created new challenges for their users. Even simple gadgets pose great hazards, and can cause severe injuries if not used or maintained properly. In order to reduce or eliminate these hazards, OSHA recommends that special attention should be paid toward hand and power tool safety. In this article, some basic precautions are discussed that can prevent common injuries caused by hand and power tools.

Hand Tool Hazards and Protection

Usually, hand and power tool hazards are caused through misuse and improper maintenance. You should remember the following when handling them:

  • Do not use wrenches when
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In A World Full Of Smart Automation Gadgets and Gizmos, Remember That A Smart Home Is A Safe Home!

By iwano@_84

Home security has changed immensely in the last 10 years, it went from a simple key pad, sensors, motion detector, cameras and an alarm, to an entire smart home automation system that connects you to the home like never before! As consumers we get so caught up in the thermostat control products like nest or the doorbell camera, that you can purchase separately at your local electronics store, that we lose track of the main purpose for the service, that being home security. At the end of the day the most important feature of a smart home automation and security system is the security! That often gets overlooked with all of the new products rolling out into the market every time you turn on the TV.

In addition to all of these great gadgets and smart home features, we are missing the most important thing of all, the 24/7 professional … Read More

How to Keep Your Gadgets Safe While on an Adventure Trip

By iwano@_84

Taking an adventure trip can be amazing fun, full of excitement and adrenaline. The challenge is keeping your gadgets safe during this trip. There are so many ways in which your gadgets could be compromised – pickpockets, you drop it in a river, canyon, from a moving vehicle, and so on.

You could just leave without any of your gadgets and go completely off grid, but that may not be such a good idea, especially if you’re going on an adventure trip. These gadgets help you find hotels at short notice, making sense of the local public transportation system, translating languages to help you communicate better, money transfers, GPS, etc.

So, how do you ensure that these handy little devices are protected during your adventures? Here are a few tips to help you out.

Get Some Gadget Travel Insurance

Before you do anything else, get all your gadgets insured. Most … Read More