Safety http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26125/all en China offers up to $48,000 reward for food safety informers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/china-offer-48000-reward-food-safety-informers China will offer up to 300,000 yuan ($48,200) as a cash reward to people who report on others who violate food safety laws, state media said on Tuesday, as the government tries again to crack down on a persistent problem.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/china-offer-48000-reward-food-safety-informers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration food Health Safety Food & Drink China Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:46:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734672 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-US Senate to examine FAA approval of Dreamliner battery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-us-senate-examine-faa-approval-dreamliner-battery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A key U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing in coming weeks to examine U.S. aviation safety oversight and the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to allow Boeing Co to use highly flammable lithium-ion batteries on board its new 787 Dreamliner, a congressional aide said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-us-senate-examine-faa-approval-dreamliner-battery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air safety Aviation Federal Aviation Administration Safety Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:30:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738107 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Poor maintenance blamed for 2011 crash near Las Vegas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-poor-maintenance-blamed-2011-crash-near-las-vegas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday improper maintenance was the likely cause of a Dec. 7, 2011, sightseeing helicopter crash near Las Vegas that killed the pilot and four passengers.</p> <p>The board said its investigation of the crash of a Sundance Helicopters Eurocopter AS350 found inadequate maintenance, including degraded material, improper installation and inadequate inspections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-poor-maintenance-blamed-2011-crash-near-las-vegas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Safety Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741210 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil police blame toxic foam for 235 deaths in nightclub http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/brazil-police-blame-toxic-foam-235-deaths-nightclub <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Flammable soundproofing filled club with poison gas * Survivors' health worsening due to toxins inhaled By Ana Flor SANTA MARIA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A highly flammable foam was responsible for the death of 235 people in a nightclub in southern Brazil last weekend, filling the venue with a thick poisonous smoke within three minutes, police investigators said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/brazil-police-blame-toxic-foam-235-deaths-nightclub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fire Safety Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742328 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll from Brazil nightclub fire climbs to 236 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/death-toll-brazil-nightclub-fire-climbs-236 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Victim succumbs, others struggle from toxic smoke</p> <p>* Doctors say more could develop respiratory problems</p> <p>SAO PAULO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A 20-year-old woman late Thursday succumbed to injuries from the nightclub fire in the southern Brazilian college town of Santa Maria, pushing the death toll from the disaster last weekend up to 236.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/death-toll-brazil-nightclub-fire-climbs-236" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire Safety Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:46:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743087 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's justice ministry slammed for 'shambolic' commissioning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/britains-justice-ministry-slammed-shambolic-commissioning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Christine Murray</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - British government plans to contract out billions of pounds worth of public services to private companies have been called into question in a parliamentary committee report published on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Ministry of Justice plans, which have been criticised by the opposition Labour party, include allowing firms to run criminal probation services, and are part of a wider drive across government to cut spending by outsourcing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/britains-justice-ministry-slammed-shambolic-commissioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Capita Group Politics Safety Security Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:16:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747029 at http://www.globalpost.com Dreamliner probe 'weeks away' from end - NTSB's Hersman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board is "probably weeks away" from completing its probe into causes of a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but will share its latest information on Thursday, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"We will talk about special conditions that were put into effect at the time when the Dreamliner was certified," Hersman told reporters at a breakfast briefing hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deborah Hersman Hersman National Transportation Safety Board Safety Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:15:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747638 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Dreamliner probe results 'weeks away,' NTSB chief says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-dreamliner-probe-results-weeks-away-ntsbs-hersman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* NTSB will provide some details of probe on Thursday</p> <p>* Agency thoroughly testing battery that caught fire on jet</p> <p>* Boeing wants to conduct new test flights</p> <p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board is "probably weeks away" from completing its probe into battery problems on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but will share its latest information on the jet on Thursday, agency head Deborah Hersman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-dreamliner-probe-results-weeks-away-ntsbs-hersman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battery Business Deborah Hersman Entertainment Environment Health Hersman National Transportation Safety Board Politics Rechargeable batteries Safety Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747703 at http://www.globalpost.com Boeing 787 probe results 'weeks away': NTSB chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/boeing-787-probe-results-weeks-away-ntsb-chief-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The results of the National Transportation Safety Board's probe of a battery fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner are expected in the coming weeks, NTSB chair Deborah Hersman said Wednesday.</p> <p>"We're probably weeks away from being able to tell people what happened and what needs to be changed," Hersman said at a news conference.</p> <p>The NTSB chief said investigators were "proceeding with a lot of care" in probing the cause of a January 7 lithium-ion battery fire on a Japan Airlines (JAL) 787 that occurred as the unoccupied plane sat on the tarmac at Boston's Logan airport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/boeing-787-probe-results-weeks-away-ntsb-chief-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battery Safety Transport War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:02:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747810 at http://www.globalpost.com Boeing 787 battery fire probe points to one cell: NTSB http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/boeing-787-battery-fire-probe-points-one-cell-ntsb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US air safety investigators have identified how a battery fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner occurred last month but have not discovered the cause, the head of the NTSB said Thursday.</p> <p>National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Deborah Hersman said evidence pointed to a single cell on the eight-cell lithium-ion battery on a parked Japanese Airlines 787 at Boston's Logan airport.</p> <p>There were multiple signs of short-circuiting in the cell, which led to an uncontrollable rise in temperatures, or thermal runaway, to adjacent cells, Hersman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/boeing-787-battery-fire-probe-points-one-cell-ntsb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rechargeable batteries Safety Transport AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:30:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749131 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. regulator zeroes in on Boeing 787 battery certification http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/us-regulator-zeroes-boeing-787-battery-certification <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* NTSB pinpoints short circuit in single cell</p> <p>* Investigators looking at total design of battery</p> <p>* Battery certification process to be reconsidered</p> <p>By Jim Wolf</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - An air safety investigation of a battery fire on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner last month has narrowed the source to one of the battery's eight cells, though the actual cause of the fire is not yet known, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/us-regulator-zeroes-boeing-787-battery-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Safety Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749175 at http://www.globalpost.com Boeing 787 battery fire probe points to one cell: NTSB http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/boeing-787-battery-fire-probe-points-one-cell-ntsb-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US air safety investigators have identified how a battery fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner occurred last month but have not discovered the cause, the head of the NTSB said Thursday.</p> <p> National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Deborah Hersman also faulted in the battery's certification process under the Federal Aviation Administration, which approved the all-new 787 for flight.</p> <p>Hersman said evidence pointed to a single cell on the eight-cell lithium-ion battery on a parked Japanese Airlines 787 at Boston's Logan airport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/boeing-787-battery-fire-probe-points-one-cell-ntsb-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Safety Transport AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:31:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749239 at http://www.globalpost.com US regulators say too early to talk reforms in Boeing 787 probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/blank-headline-received-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators must finish their investigation into Boeing's 787 Dreamliner before reaching conclusions about what improvements the Federal Aviation Administration should make, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA head Michael Huerta said in a statement.</p> <p>"As part of this effort, the FAA is looking at both the certification process and specifically at the required tests and design of the aircraft's lithium ion battery," the statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/blank-headline-received-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Safety Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749322 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe's horsemeat scandal 'not a food safety issue': Brussels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/europes-horsemeat-scandal-not-food-safety-issue-brussels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Commission said Monday that Europe's horsemeat scandal appeared at this stage to be a labelling problem and definitely not a question of food safety.</p> <p>"We're not talking about a food safety issue," Commission spokesman Frederic Vincent said on being queried at a news conference on the possibility of a British ban on EU meat exports.</p> <p>"Nobody got sick as far as I know. It's just a labelling issue. So at this stage a ban on anything would not be appropriate."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/europes-horsemeat-scandal-not-food-safety-issue-brussels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food Meat Safety Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752830 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe's horsemeat scandal 'not a food safety issue': Brussels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/europes-horsemeat-scandal-not-food-safety-issue-brussels-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Commission said Monday that Europe's horsemeat scandal appeared at this stage to be a labelling problem and definitely not a question of food safety.</p> <p>"We're not talking about a food safety issue," Commission spokesman Frederic Vincent said on being queried at a news conference on the possibility of a British ban on EU meat exports.</p> <p>"Nobody got sick as far as I know. It's just a labelling issue. So at this stage a ban on anything would not be appropriate."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/europes-horsemeat-scandal-not-food-safety-issue-brussels-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food Meat Safety Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:00:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752858 at http://www.globalpost.com