Oil producers in North Dakota are objecting to any new state regulations that would require them to reduce the volatility of crude before it's loaded onto rail cars. North Dakota's Industrial Commission is considering new rules that would require companies to remove certain liquids and gasses from crude oil train shipments, a process some say would make such transport safer.
Officials say the "flash explosion" apparently stemmed from an electrical breaker failure, but it did not cause a full-fledged fire. The victim was burned and was being airlifted to Las Vegas after the blast Wednesday at Primex Plastics Corp.
Half-day safety course encourages airplane passengers to be aware of their surroundings and familiarize themselves with what happens in an emergency. Participants learn the best way to brace for a crash, how to open aircraft doors and why to wait until exiting a plane to inflate life vests.
Social media has taken the world by storm, allowing mass communication over large distances in ways that just a few years ago would have been impossible. While outlets like Facebook and Twitter are commonly used for personal communication, they can be valuable tools for business continuity professionals.
When talking about the benefits of business continuity planning (BCP), industry vendors and planners typically tout one overarching benefit: When affected by a business interruption, having a plan drastically increases your odds of preserving revenue and keeping your doors open.
Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. The Department of Homeland Security Department warned last month that more than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers and offered ways for consumers to protect themselves.
Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease. The streets of the capital, Freetown, were again mostly deserted on Sunday in compliance with a government order for the country's six million residents to stay in their homes.
A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system. Judge Eloy Velasco of Spain's National Court said the suspects include seven Romanians and two Spaniards, who allegedly fraudulently extracted money from ATMs.
The American Society of Civil Engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The group is calling for Congress and the Obama Administration to develop a sustainable way to pay for infrastructure maintenance and updates to help manage floods.
FirstEnergy will spend $15 million this year installing special security fencing and thermal-imaging cameras at some substations to keep out would-be metal thieves. Metal thieves caused more than $500,000 in losses at FirstEnergy's facilities in the Akron, Ohio region last year.
Cooler, wet weather helped firefighters make progress on a huge Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly three-dozen structures, forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people and forced the cancellation of a sporting event because of the smoke.
Heavy rains in parts of northeastern India triggered landslides and flash floods, killing at least seven people, officials said Monday. A senior police official in Meghalaya state said the deaths occurred in the northern part of the state.
New commissioner of Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority vows to proceed with safety screenings of nuclear facilities with independence, brushing off criticism he has close ties with nuclear power companies. He has come under fire for receiving payments and donations in the past from bodies including one linked to Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Although the continuing Ebola Virus outbreak has yet to leave African soil, a handful of Americans have been infected by the virus. Organizations need to be conscious of not only Ebola, but any outbreak that could affect their staff and damage their productivity.
Chris Schin, Vice President of Products for Zetta.net, discusses storage capacity, how it is increasing and the difficulty that causes when backing up data. He discusses using cloud-based storage as a way to alleviate the ever-increasing amount of data most companies are faced with.