Open Access News: over 1200 articles
January 26, 2007
Many people still believe they can drive safely while they are making phone calls. A recent neurological study explains why they are wrong.
January 22, 2007
The report of the Baker Panel, investigating the explosion at a BP refinery in Texas in 2005, was released in January. It points the finger where it doesn’t often point – at the executive suite.
January 19, 2007
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation of the Comair Flight 5191 crash in Kentucky last summer yielded more details but no definitive answers about the cause. But contributing factors are revealed throughout the report.
January 15, 2007
Procrastination is a costly – and growing – problem, according to a recent study from Canada, which also describes it as an unbreakable habit.
January 12, 2007
An Ohio Supreme Court Ruling in December supported an employer against a 16-year-old former employee, denying disability payments for injuries sustained in an on-the-job accident.
January 8, 2007
How many of the products designed to dazzle at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Association show will end up as returns? The answer could be found in how easy they are to set up and operate.
January 5, 2007
In-car Internet connectivity is almost here. It might or might not be a blessing.
January 2, 2007
The proliferation of computers, laptops, cellphones and e-mail devices in homes and offices open the door to musculoskeletal disorders and eye problems for tech-savvy youngsters.
December 22, 2006
Add a bungee cord to a backpack and lighten the load, according to a University of Pennsylvania professor.
December 18, 2006
Several major British retailers are failing to deliver a basic standard of usability, according to a new report, so they are missing out on the seasonal bonanza.
December 15, 2006
Evidence that using a cell phone behind the wheel is a distracting, dangerous practice has led to bans in some places. A new study questions the value of banning the practice.
December 11, 2006
The Canadian Air Force took a second look at women rejected for pilot training by an obsolete one-size-fits-all physical standard.
December 8, 2006
Many websites are failing disabled users, according to the United Nations, but could be put right.
December 4, 2006
When it came to deregulating the trucking industry, warnings about the dangers of trucker fatigue appear to have fallen on deaf ears.
December 1, 2006
"Sit up Straight" could be bad advice. A study from Scotland explains why.
November 27, 2006
The Wovel and its wheeled snow shovel cousins show promise, but can they trim the long lines at medical emergency rooms this Winter?
November 24, 2006
Musculoskeletal disorders are regarded as a problem for working adults, but youngsters are also vulnerable. A campaign and web site launched in New Zealand sets the record straight and highlights prevention measures.
November 21, 2006
Ernestine Carey, whose knowledge of work study tools and methods came from growing up in a family where theories were lived as well as postulated, died in November at the age of 98.
November 20, 2006
The message of World Usability Day in 2007 clearly found some takers, but there appears to be plenty of room for more.
November 17, 2006
The "10-4" codes. Useful insider jargon for law enforcement or a communications handicap? The state police in Virginia see it as an obstacle to a smooth response.