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2 months 1 week ago

Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. But the company has drawn the ire of federal safety regulators who say the recall should include another 1.8 million rear-facing car seats designed for infants. The recall covers...

9 months 1 week ago

Remember safety tips if you ride an ATV

A warning for people riding on all terrain vehicles this summer. The federal government reports the months of July and August are on average the worst months for ATV related deaths. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 100,000 ATV related injuries in 2011, and almost...

1 year 1 month ago

Cadets hope to curtail bird strikes

COLORADO SPRINGS - Research being conducted by cadets at the US Air Force Academy could one day make commercial air travel safer. As part of a senior capstone project, a group of engineering and biology majors are studying the effects of light and sound to limit the number of bird...

1 year 3 months ago

Hundreds crowd emergency preparation meeting

COLORADO SPRINGS - There weren't many empty seats at the Cheyenne Mountain High School auditorium as hundreds of people came out to the city's first wildfire safety information meeting. City leaders from the police and fire departments spoke about the importance of preparing for an evacuation and how to...

2 years 1 month ago

Food safety course offered

A certified course is planned for next month to teach food service professionals how to keep food safe. ServSafe, the Serving Safe Food Certification Course will be conducted in a two-part course Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11 from 2:00 pm-7:30 pm each day in Pueblo. Limited space...

2 years 1 month ago

Free safe-food webinar offered

The Colorado State University Extension Office, in partnership with the Students of Delivery of Cooperative Extension Programs will be presenting a free webinar on Tuesday, March 27. The topic of the webinar is "Fundamentals of Creating a Colorado Farm Food Safety Plan," and will feature a panel of speakers who...

2 years 1 month ago

How safe is social networking?

How dangerous is it to deal with people you meet online? We looked into the issue today in light of yesterday's standoff situation at a local urology center. Office workers say it all started as a dispute over an online ad for puppies. We spoke with Kevin Johnson, a...

2 years 2 months ago

Listeria outbreak sparks food safety forum

DENVER (AP) - The governor's forum on Colorado agriculture plans to feature discussions on food safety and how to reduce outbreaks. This year, the annual event comes after a listeria outbreak was traced to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the...

2 years 2 months ago

State Health has tackles 10 issues

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today identified 10 health related areas that need progress in the next three to five years. Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer for the department, said, "We selected these 10 Winnable Battles because they provide Colorado's greatest opportunities for...

2 years 8 months ago

After accidents, tougher pipeline rules proposed

Republican and Democratic lawmakers are considering plans that could spur major upgrades to the nation's aging energy pipelines, driven by a string of recent oil spills, deadly natural gas blasts and what they call federal regulators' inaction. Since last summer, major pipeline accidents have destroyed neighborhoods in California and...

2 years 8 months ago

Don't be a victim of a car break-in

Folks enjoying our local parks and trails are being targeted by thieves and some are forgetting to keep valuables out of sight in their cars. On Monday night three cars were broken into while they parked in a lot in monument valley park. CSPD says they have no leads...

2 years 9 months ago

With heat lurks danger

As searing heat spreads over the East, experts are warning that the real danger may lurk at night. A nighttime respite from the worst of the heat gives the body a vital chance to recover from the stresses of the day. Those stresses can actually rise when nighttime air...

2 years 9 months ago

Summer snow at the summit

It's the kind of weather you'd expect to see in December, not June. At least 4 inches of snow fell on the summit of Pikes Peak Monday morning. There was enough ice and snow on the Pikes Peak Highway that rangers closed the road halfway up. The Eldred family,...

2 years 10 months ago

Snow closes Pikes Peak Highway

With as much as four inches of snow falling the summit of Pikes Peak, highway rangers closed the final nine miles of road today out of a concern for driver safety. The Cog Railway is still carrying passengers to top, but many visitors can be found rifling through the clothing...

2 years 11 months ago

Chain Law in effect for Monarch Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation states that a chain law is in effect on westbound US 50 over Monarch Pass for all commercial vehicles. Wet and icy roads are making travel over many Colorado passes difficult and dangerous.

3 years 1 week ago

Another air controller naps; new schedules coming

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is changing air traffic controllers' work schedules following another incident of a controller falling asleep on the job. The Federal Aviation Administration says it happened early Saturday morning at a radar facility in Miami that handles high altitude air traffic. A controller fell asleep...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Input needed for Black Forest road project

El Paso County Public Services wants to hear from Black Forest area residents regarding a busy intersection -- Black Forest Road and Burgess Road. County Engineer Andre Brackin said, "The purpose of the improvements we are planning is to address traffic safety requirements at this intersection. The number of...

3 years 2 months ago

Safe 2 Tell may lose funding

Safe 2 Tell, a popular school resource designed to keep your students safe may hit the financial chopping block. The program has been in Colorado schools since 2004. Through its website, phone number and text system, students can anonymously report problems at school ranging from bullying and drug use to...

3 years 2 months ago

OSHA cites Vestas for safety violations

Government safety regulators have found several rule violations at the Pueblo Vestas wind tower plant related to an accident that killed an employee last October. John Keel, 21, was pinned between a forklift and a train while helping load wind towers on a rail car. OSHA investigated and...

3 years 6 months ago

4 deaths prompt Graco stroller recall

Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports of four infant strangulations in the strollers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Wednesday, said the infant strangulations occurred between 2003 and 2005. The strollers being recalled are older versions of the...

3 years 6 months ago

BP to link bonuses to safety performance

BP's new chief executive has told the oil company's employees that their performance on safety issues will be the sole measure for awarding fourth-quarter bonuses. Chief Executive Bob Dudley said in a statement to workers that this was intended to reinforce the message that the company's top priorities are...

3 years 6 months ago

Rescues tie up fire resources

Around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, fire crews make a high angle rescue at Garden of the Gods. Four climbers with no gear got stuck 150 feet up on a ledge. After about an hour and a half all four were rescued with no injuries. But it had a big effect...

3 years 6 months ago

FAA proposes new rules for helicopter safety

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing stricter flight rules for helicopters, including requiring all craft be equipped with an electronic system that warns of terrain or other obstacles. The proposals were released Thursday. The FAA says helicopter crashes are on the rise. In 2008, six accidents involving medical...

3 years 6 months ago

Toyota: 3.7M U.S. vehicles fixed under recalls

Toyota has fixed about 3.7 million vehicles in the United States that have been part of the company's massive safety recalls. Toyota says in a progress update Monday that customer complaints about unintended acceleration made to its consumer hotline have fallen considerably since April. Toyota has been working...

3 years 7 months ago

After blast, regulators want tougher pipeline oversight

The Obama administration is seeking tighter oversight of the nation's pipelines and stronger penalties for violations of pipeline safety rules after a deadly explosion in California. The legislation was submitted to Congress Wednesday by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The proposal follows several major pipeline accidents. A Pacific Gas...

3 years 7 months ago

Youth to be taught outdoor skills

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a youth skills day at the Ramah State Wildlife Area northeast of Colorado Springs on September 25. Youngsters interested in fishing, archery and shotgun shooting are invited come out to the free one-day event anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. "This is...

3 years 7 months ago

Montana plane crash revives 'lap child' debate

Federal transportation safety officials are using the crash of an overloaded plane in Montana to revive a debate about whether infants and toddlers should be allowed to travel on the laps of adults. The National Transportation Safety Board is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to require children under 2...

3 years 7 months ago

Safety Party planned this weekend

Colorado has a new law on car seats and experts will help with the process this weekend at Kohl's University Village in Colorado Springs. Kohl's will have a "Safety Party" from 1 to 3 p.m. Representatives from Memorial Hospital will be there. The fun includes activities for kids as...

3 years 8 months ago

Booster seat training offered

Safety experts will give instruction this weekend on the proper use of auto booster seats. The law changed in Colorado on August 1, requiring all children under the age of 8 to be in a car seat or booster seat while riding in a vehicle. In addition to expanding...

3 years 8 months ago

NTSB probes rollovers by hazmat tanker trucks

Federal safety investigators are probing rollover accidents by tanker trucks carrying propane, gasoline and other hazardous materials. The National Transportation Safety Board wants to know whether equipment similar to the stability systems required for cars would help prevent tanker rollovers. The board is holding a hearing Tuesday on an...

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