Public Safety Issues


MASS SHOOTINGS AND CAMPUS SHOOTINGS

USA Today Database on Mass Shootings

Brookings Institute: Nine Questions to Ask After a Terrorist Attack

RTDNA: How Journalists Can Minimize Harm When Covering Shootings

RTDNA: Guidelines for Covering Mass Shootings

IJNET: Best Practices for Reporting on Mass Shootings

Gun Violence Archive
Statistics and resources on guns, mass shootings, etc.

Tips: Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children and Youth
From the National Assn. of School Psychologists, a great guide on how to approach the sensitive topic.

Journalist’s Resource: Seven Things Journalists Should Know About Guns

How Journalists Cover Mass Shootings: 5 Recent Studies
From Journalist’s Resource at Harvard University.

Seven Things Journalists Should Know About Guns
From Journalist’s Resource at Harvard University.

Tools for Reporters: Title IX Tracker and Other Tools for Covering Campus Crime

Journalist’s Resource: Tools for Covering the Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting

Mass Shooting Tracker
This data is compiled by an independent all volunteer group based out of reddit.

Student Press Law Center: How to Cover Protests and Walkouts

Lafayette Advertiser: Death toll rises in theater shooting

Dart Center: Resources for Reporters Covering Mass Shootings

Dart Center: Working with Traumatic Imagery

Dart Center: Covering Children and Trauma

Poynter: Tips for Covering Mass Shootings

Dart Center: Resources for Covering the Parkland (Florida) School Shooting

MTV: Fight for Your Rights
The site offers many resources on bullying and how to deal with it.

Covering Insurance Industry and Climate Change Concerns
From the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Red Cross: Helping Children Cope

Covering Your Campus on Lockdown

Indianapolis Star: Coverage of Purdue Shooting

Twelve Facts About Guns and Mass Shootings

Your Public Media: How Media Should Cover Mass Shootings
Short story and a great NPR radio interview with Andy Carvin and others.

USA Today: Mass Killings Database

The Nation: Fifteen Mass Shootings Happened in 2012

Washington Post: World’s Deadliest Mass Shootings

U.S. Mass Shootings in 2012
Map of the shootings with stats, details from The Washington Post.

ProPublica: Best Reporting on Guns

Journalists Resource: Studies on Firearm Violence

Journalists Resource: Research on Mass Shootings

Poynter: Resources for Covering Gun Violence

On the Media: Consumers Guide to Breaking News
Partly in jest, this graphic does offer some sound advice.

Denver Post
Timeline of school shootings since Columbine.


EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI RESOURCES

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
In-depth bulletins on the most recent major earthquakes around the world.

Official U.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
Background, research, regional sites, seismic networks and more.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
In-depth bulletins on the most recent major earthquakes around the world.

MSNBC/Live Science: How Earthquakes Work

ABC News Interactive Map on What Causes Earthquakes

Google Person Finder

Google Crisis Map
Defaults to the most recent crisis.

Emergency Journalism
Tools for better, accurate reporting.

USGS Social Media Accounts to Follow
Key accounts for tracking earthquakes and environmental news.

Iris: Seismic Monitor
Use this global map to track seismic activity around the globe.

How Stuff Works: Earthquakes
Predicting, seismology, how they work, photos, etc.

History of Earthquakes in Canada

About.com Geology: Modified Mercalli Scale

CNN: Japan Tsunami Video

NOAA Center for Tsunami Research

USGS Tsunami and Earthquake Resources

How Stuff Works: Tsunamis

Landfall and Famous Tsunamis

Examiner.com: Hawaii’s Tsunami History

YouTube: Thailand Tsunami Raw Video

What is a Tsunami?

Mathematics of Tsunamis
The math and physics rules that govern them.

CNN: Japan Tsunami Video

Tsunami Wave Height Visualization

Charity Navigator: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

NY Times: Dangers of Aging Dams, Flooding


COVERING WILDFIRES

National Interagency Fire Center
This site tracks wildfires around the country, offers safety tips and more.

Google Crisis Response US Wildfires Map
Wildfires around the country. Map includes public alerts and other information.

2018 Camp Fire Crisis Map (Northern California)
For the California Fires, the Google Crisis Response team has made available Crisis Maps with information specific to the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Ventura County. We are also publishing a KML with updated satellite imagery for use in Google. The maps contain a variety of available information, including shelters, traffic, fire perimeters, and some satellite imagery. As additional data becomes available, the team will add it to the maps.

2018 Wooley Fire Crisis Map (Southern California-Malibu)
For the California Fires, the Google Crisis Response team has made available Crisis Maps with information specific to the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Ventura County. We are also publishing a KML with updated satellite imagery for use in Google. The maps contain a variety of available information, including shelters, traffic, fire perimeters, and some satellite imagery. As additional data becomes available, the team will add it to the maps.

NPR Wildfires Forecast Map

GeoMac Wildland Fire Support
A multi-agency government site.

Ready.gov Wildfire Page

Red Cross Wildfire Safety Checklist
Tips galore.

Covering Extreme Weather: What to Avoid and How to Get It Right
Tipsheet from Journalist’s Resource at Harvard. Focuses part of the research on wildfires.

Health Effects of Wildfires
Links from the National Library of Medicine.

On the Map for Emergency Management
Access detailed U.S. Census Bureau reports on the workforce and population for current natural hazard and emergency-related events.

NOAA: State of the Climate — Wildfires
From May 2012.

Science Daily: Wildfire News

National Geographic Wildfire Basics
Good stats and science behind wildfires.

Study: Preventing Wildfires: Fuel Treatments in Forests

Mayo Clinic: Heat Stroke
Symptoms, treaments, etc.

AP Interactive: National Wildfires Map

Mashable: How Social Media is Helping Colorado Wildfire Relief

HowStuffWorks.com: How Wildfires Work

Study: Long-Term Perspective on Wildfires in the Western US

CDC Fire Deaths Map
Click on the image map to find listings of fire deaths by state.

Twitter.com: 2007 Southern California Fires Coverage List
A quick scan of headlines.

FirefightersNetwork.com

International Association of Fire Chiefs

National Interagency Fire Center

CDC: List of Fire Associations

FirefightersNetwork.com

Emergency Preparedness on a Shoestring

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Looks at safety concerns, studies, expert resources, etc.

Nieman Lab: Dangers of Covering Environmental Disasters
Dealing with the physical and mental toll of covering wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters.

Big Rentz: Rebuilding After a Disaster – Do You Stay or Leave?
Tips and links to many disaster recovery services.

Just Great Lawyers: Getting the Most from Homeowners Insurance
Great tips and links to resources.


COVERING SUICIDE

Reporting on Suicide
The Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide were developed by leading experts in suicide prevention and in collaboration with several international suicide prevention and public health organizations, schools of journalism, media organizations and key journalists as well as Internet safety experts. The recommendations are based on more than 50 international studies on suicide contagion.

Association of Health Care Journalists: Covering Suicide

RTDNA: Guidelines for Reporting on Suicide

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Media Resources Page

EIC: Social Media Guidelines for Covering Suicide Prevention


AVIATION DISASTERS AND AIRPLANE SAFETY

AirFrames: Aircraft Registration Database Lookup

Flight Radar 24
Track planes in real-time.

Aviation Safety.net
Identify problems with airlines and with individual planes. This powerful site will give you pilot backgrounds, aircraft safety records, plane maintenance records (by tail number), etc.

Live ATC
Listen to Air Traffic Control chatter.

Broadcastify
Tap into public safety scanner traffic: EMS, rail, aviation, fire and police.

Federal Aviation Administration
Helpful links, safety information, news releases, guidelines and more.

Slate: Myths and Misreporting about Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
Tips and cautionary tales about reporting on disasters.

Bellingcat: A Beginner’s Guide to Flight Tracking

SpeedNews.com
News on the aviation indudstry.

Air Safety Online
Weekly report card on the airline industry worldwide regarding safety, ontime arrival and more. Also has a special report on fuel tank dangers.

PsychLaws: Tragedies Database
Search by state.

Washington Post’s Worst Aviation Disasters

U.S. Commercial Airline Crashes (2001-2013)
From NBC San Diego.

PlaneCrashInfo: 100 Worst Airline Crashes

Air Accident Database

AirSafe.com
Airplane safety site with plenty of solid research.

Federal Aviation Registry
FAA site helps you check aircraft registration.

Professional Pilots Rumor Network
A lot of buzz on this site about aviation crashes, trends in industry, etc. Be sure to verify everything you see here. Can be a good place for picking up sources and story ideas, but be careful to check everything out before publishing.

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Flight Safety Foundation
Media center, archives and more.

Automobile.com
Car reviews, directories, safety, studies, etc.

FAA Air Traffic Information

Flight Aware
Live flight tracking.

Trip.com
This site accesses FAA information that allows you to track any commercial airline flight in North America.

Flightview.com
Tracks any flight in-air. Similar to Trip.com and Flight Tracker.

FlightArrivals.com
Similar to Flight View, Trip.com and Flight Tracker.

Aviation Safety Network

Professional Pilots Rumor Network
A lot of buzz on this site about aviation crashes, trends in industry, etc. Be sure to verify everything you see here. Can be a good place for picking up sources and story ideas, but be careful to check everything out before publishing.

FAA’s Aviation Consumer Protection Home Page

Airliners.net

Final Report on the Airline Customer Service Commitment (DOT)


OTHER TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

Tracking Ships at Sea
GIJN has a comprehensive list of tools for tracking ships at sea, including yachts and fishing boats.

Passenger Rail Safety Tips
From Operation Lifesaver.

MTA Customer Safety Page

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

National Transportation Atlas

Metro-North Safety ‘Brain Drain’

MTA Evacuation Instructions

Train Wrecks Database
From the Department of Transportation Office of Safety, this database allows you to find the most dangerous train crossings in your area.

Broadcastify
Tap into public safety scanner traffic: EMS, rail, aviation, fire and police.

Automotive News
Industry news, financial information, safety, etc.

MSNBC.com: Dangerous Roads Database
Enter state and county in database.

American Bridges in Need of Repair

Wisebread: Winter Driving Safety Kit

SleepFoundation.org
Site includes drowsy driving facts.

American Bridges in Need of Repair

Highway Safety Research Center at UNC
Conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at reducing deaths, injuries, and related societal costs of roadway crashes. Research examines motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian crashes, taking into account human, vehicular, roadway and environmental factors.

Highway Users
Organization with studies, links and stats on highway accidents, tolls, etc. Great for anyone covering safety or transportation issues.

Scenic America
Lobbyist group that focuses on keeping debris off highways.

Electric Auto Association

PBS Frontline: Rollover — The Hidden History of the SUV
Companion site to the TV show on SUV danger/safety issues.

National Trucking Associations
Resources and regulations for trucking industry.

Collision Safety Institute
Dozens of helpful stats, research projects and reports.

NHTSA State-by-State Stats on Traffic Deaths (2003-04)

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Auto safety and engineering studies.

Society of Automotive Engineers
Auto safety and engineering studies.

AutoSafety.org

National Transportation Safety Board
Government site with statistics and research on transportation disasters.

U.S. Department of Transportation

AVWeb.com
Aviation magazine site.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Title IX Tracker
Searchable database of campus sexual assault cases.

Advancement of Air Cargo Safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Injury Web Site
A good site for national stats on injuries.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Highway Loss Data Institute
Studies and stats on highway accidents. Also a set of related sites.

Fatality Analysis Reporting System
Department of Transportation chart is a great resource.

Highways.tv
Offers a handy collection of Web links arranged by state featuring the latest info on traffic snarls and construction spots, as well as real-time road camera feeds.

National Parking Association
Tracks parking fees, stats and other national trends.

National Safe Kids Campaign
A searchable site that features news and research on restraint laws for transportation, playground safety, holiday safety, etc.

Covering Your Campus on Lockdown

SmartMotorist.com
This site offers “expert advice on the newest technology, safety equipment, and strategies for safe navigations of today’s roadways. You’ll find clear, informative articles on subjects like cell phones, SUVs, road rage, and winter driving.

American Academy of Family Physicians: Driving with Epilepsy Laws

Bicycle Safety Institute: Helmet Laws by State

Federal Railroad Administration
The site’s Office of Safety Analysis explores research on rail accidents.

Allstate Teen Driver
Insurance company built this micro site that offers videos, stats and driving tips to teens. Good for reporters doing stories on driving safety, accidents, etc.


BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS

JournoResource: Boston Marathon Bombing Story Resources

Tips: Verifying Social Media Content
Tips from Josh Stearns.


NUCLEAR POWER-JAPAN/BP OIL SPILL

Understanding the Nuclear Threat

Smithsonian Institute: Three Mile Island Disaster
Archive from the nuclear plant disaster in Pennsylvania in 1979.

Dickinson College: Three Mile Island Archives

Nuclear Threat Initiative
Tracking the threat of other countries’ pursuits of nuclear weapons.

Boing Boing: Nuclear Energy 101
Basics of how nuclear energy and plants work.

NY Times: Video of Nuclear Plant Explosion in Japan 2011

Nuclear Bomb Blast Calculator
Estimates the scope of devastation on nuclear attacks on specific U.S. cities.

Infoplease Nuclear Accidents Page

California’s Pacific Gas & Electric
The site features several pages related to the blackouts, including maps, company bankruptcy documents and more.

EPA: Oil Spill Data Tools

Poten.com: Oil & Gas Industry
The site is a great source of story ideas, news and data for journalists covering the oil and gas industry, transportation industry and commodity markets. Covers issues such as oil transportation rates from the Middle East; disruption in supply due to Venezuelan strike; natural gas price volatility in the United States; and environmental issues relating to oil tankers.

Toxic Waste Sites and Environmental Justice Research Roundup
A 2019 post from Harvard’s Journalist’s Resource.

NY Times Oil Spill Map

How Big Is Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Uses Google Earth 3D maps.

MaptheSpill.org
Interactive map of the Gulf region where users can post photos and other content.

U.S. Public Interest Research Group

The EPA’s Oil Spills Site

Scorecard
Green Adviser ZIP code-based pollution site.

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
A non-profit organization monitors waste from computer corporations in Northern California.

National Interagency Fire Center

SafetyAlerts.com

University of Michigan Documents in the News
Search safety reports from many areas — transportation, environment, etc.

Kidsource.com
Studies and research on safety and health issues for kids.

Florida Division of Forestry
More information on the state’s wildfires.

Animal Legal Defense Fund

International Bird Rescue Gulf Oil Spill Response

NIH Haz-Map
Information on hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases.


WORKPLACE SAFETY

OSHA Workplace Safety Site

RTDNA: Journalists Know Your Rights – Safety

Resources for combating sexual harassment in the newsroom

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Workplace Bullying Institute

OSHA’s Statistics Page
Government site with statistics and research on injuries and safety issues in the workplace.

NIH Haz-Map
Information on hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases.


TOXIC WASTE/PIPELINES/ENVIRONMENT

The Chemical Hazard Data Commons
A free tool to help journalists quickly research chemical hazards for over 60,000 substances and hundreds of thousands of synonyms. Aggregates hazard determinations from a wide range of state, national and international governmental scientific bodies into a quick thumbnail view. Find chemicals, get GreenScreen List Translator Scores, check chemicals against RSLs, and link chemical identifiers and key characteristics. The Data Commons lets you create groups of chemicals to compare and track their hazards.

Toxic Waste Sites and Environmental Justice Research Roundup
A 2019 post from Harvard’s Journalist’s Resource.

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
A non-profit organization monitors waste from computer corporations in Northern California.

Household Products Database
Search this to find what is safe/not safe for yourself and the environment.

Understanding the Nuclear Threat

Nuclear Threat Initiative
Tracking the threat of other countries’ pursuits of nuclear weapons.

Nuclear Bomb Blast Calculator
Estimates the scope of devastation on nuclear attacks on specific U.S. cities.

Infoplease Nuclear Accidents Page

Poten.com: Oil & Gas Industry
The site is a great source of story ideas, news and data for journalists covering the oil and gas industry, transportation industry and commodity markets. Covers issues such as oil transportation rates from the Middle East; disruption in supply due to Venezuelan strike; natural gas price volatility in the United States; and environmental issues relating to oil tankers.

U.S. Public Interest Research Group

The EPA’s Oil Spills Site

Scorecard
Green Adviser zip code-based pollution site.

California’s Pacific Gas & Electric
The site features several pages related to the blackouts, including maps, company bankruptcy documents and more.

Official U.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
Background, research, regional sites, seismic networks and more.

SafetyAlerts.com

University of Michigan Documents in the News
Search safety reports from many areas — transportation, environment, etc.

Covering Pipelines Tipsheet
Great list of tips and links to databases on covering pipeline issues.

State Regulatory Agencies
Find the agency by clicking on the state’s Regulatory Fact Sheet.

American Petroleum Institute
Oil and gas lobby org.

American Gas Association
Utilities, gas distribution lines.

GPA Midstream

NTSB: Pipeline Accident Reports

Pipeline Safety Trust
Wealth of resources, primers on pipeline issues, useful experts list, videos of prominent individuals who have spoken at its conferences.

National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

Association of Oil Pipelines

Public Safety: Household Products
Check this National Library of Medicine database (4,000 items) about health risks of products you might have around the house.

Kidsource.com
Studies and research on safety and health issues for kids.

Florida Division of Forestry
More information on the state’s wildfires.

Animal Legal Defense Fund


SEXUAL ASSAULT AND OTHER SENSITIVE ISSUES

CJR: The Right Way to Write About Rape
Tips from an expert panel on how to write about the sensitive issue.

Dart Center Europe: Reporting on Sexual Assault Tip Sheet

Student Press Law Center: Public Records and Sexual Assault Reporting

Dart Center: Resources for Educators Training Journalists Covering Sensitive Issues
Resources from San Diego State professor Amy Schmitz Weiss on teaching students to cover topics such as suicide, homicides, sexual assaults and other traumatic news events.


MISCELLANEOUS PUBLIC SAFETY SITES

RJI: A Checklist Can Minimize Risks of Journalists Covering Natural Disasters

RCFP: Police, Protesters and the Press
The guide “aims to help journalists understand their rights at protests and avoid arrest when reporting on these events. It summarizes the legal landscape and provides strategies and tools to help journalists avoid incidents with police and navigate them successfully should they arise.” It should be noted that the guide does not replace the legal advice of an attorney.

APME-ASNE: Newsroom Safety Practices
A two-page tip sheet (.PDF) with some of the best wisdom of journalism organizations committed to journalist safety and the pursuit of a free and dedicated press corps.

Muckrack: Guide for Journalists Covering Protests

Washington Post: State-by-State Gun Control Legislation

Alligator fatal attacks and encounters with humans: Historical data and research
From Journalist’s Resource at Harvard University.

Fatal Pit Bull Attacks Archive

Dog Bite Law
This is an attorney’s website, but it has many links to facts, figures and laws about dog bites.

Journalist’s Resource: Research on Climate Change and Natural Disasters

TrollBusters: Global Safety Resource Hub
Dubbed as “online pest control for journalists.”

OnTheMap for Emergency Management
Access detailed U.S. Census Bureau reports on the workforce and population for current natural hazard and emergency related events.

JournoResource: Are Major Cities the Safest Place to Be?
Rural vs. urban safety rates.

ProPublica Nursing Home Inspection Reports

Consumer Product Safety Commission

FDA Food and Drug Import Refusals

DisasterAssistance.gov
Government site where people in disaster areas can seek help. For journalists, it can connect you to sources, locations to find interviews with witnesses/those suffering from the disaster.

Safety Tips for Journalists in Dangerous Situations
From the Committee for Media Freedom and Responsibility.

Recalls.gov
View recall announcements once they go public: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, etc.

Skyscraper Page
Stats, facts and details about skyscrapers. Helpful for any safety stories.

JournoResource: Disaster and Recovery Research
From Harvard’s Shorenstein Center.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
From the World Security Institute, this site provides in-depth resources on global affairs.

ProPublica: Best Reporting on Guns in America

Homeland Security Digital Library
Search engine allows you to scan more than 30 homeland security blogs.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Boating Safety Resources: Sea Tow Foundation

GOOD: When To Taste or Toss Your Leftovers

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Has a great links, press and glossary sections.

World Meteorological Organization

GlobalEntry.gov
Fingerprint entry program with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Federal Hate Crime Legislation

National Academy of Sciences: U.S. Earthquake Resilience Needs Strengthening

Alliance of Information and Referral Systems
The professional association for over 1,200 community Information and Referral (I&R) providers, primarily in the United States and Canada.

Global Map of Natural Disasters
This interactive map mashup shows disasters around the globe.

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Analyze college campus crime statistics with this resource from the Office of Postsecondary Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

Food and Water Watch

MSNBC Bridge Tracker
The map shows the condition and inspection dates for more than 100,000 bridges in the U.S. that are crossed by at least 10,000 vehicles per day. The records come from the latest National Bridge Inventory, as analyzed by msnbc.com. Inspections through 2006 are included. Only bridges, on/off ramps and overpasses within .2 miles of your chosen route are shown. The locations were provided by state departments of transportation.

Government Pandemic Flu Site

The Food and Environment Reporting Network
Claims to be an independent, non-profit news organization that does investigative work on agriculture, environmental health and food.

Campus Safety Tips

USDA: Forest Service

American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials

Transportation for America: The State of Our Bridges

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Insurance Information Institute
Public safety, crime and other stats.

SkyscraperPage.com
Tracks skyscrapers around the world. Rank by city, etc.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Parenting Squad: Top 10 Tech Safety Tips for Parents of Tweens and Teens

Automobile.com
Car reviews, directories, safety, studies, etc.

Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Food Additives Guide

NatureServe.org
Offers data, information on conservation issues, nature safety and global warming issues.

CDC: Bird Flu Facts

Collision Safety Institute
Dozens of helpful stats, research projects and reports.

[email protected] (Working to Halt Online Abuse)
Resources, stats, facts and protection tips about online stalking.

The Consumerist
This corporate watchdog site blows the whistle on bad customer service, poor products and corporate waste. It’s a great resource for tracking local companies (through the site’s search) and tracking how consumers are dissatisfied. Be careful using material on the site, as some of it may be unconfirmed material. But it serves as a good road map for finding business stories.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Features a research clearinghouse so you can track what experts, drug companies say about imported medicines.

National Youth Sports Safety Foundation

EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory Raw Data
Data dating back to 2002 that can be broken down by region (county-by-county), industry, chemical and more.

State-by-State Listings of Tattoo Laws

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

National Homeless Coalition

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

Department of Energy: EnergyStar Site
Helps teach businesses and individuals how to conserve energy. Good for tips and demands on the power grid during a heat wave, etc.

Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions
Looks at demands on power grid.

Leapfrog Group: Hospital Safety Score
Enter a zip code or location to get overall scores.

Chicago Tribune: Toy Safety
Warnings on how to avoid buying secondhand toys that could be tainted with lead.

Columbia University’s National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Links to about 10-12 good sites.

Highway Safety Research Center
Based at the University of North Carolina, this organization conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at reducing deaths, injuries, and related societal costs of roadway crashes. Research examines motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian crashes, taking into account human, vehicular, roadway and environmental factors.

USGS Earthquake Regional Sites
Detailed stats and discoveries in your area.

Boating Safety Links
State laws, tips, etc.

Terrorist Nuclear Attacks on Seaports: Threat and Response
A .PDF file.

CDC: West Nile Virus Facts

USGS World Volcanic Activity
History of volcanoes, tips on what to do if caught in one, reports on latest activity around the world.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Government agency that investigates violations of safety regulations in several industries. The site, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, includes listings of regulations, key contacts and investigations.

International Association of Firefighters
News items, studies, updates, sources, etc.

OSHA’s Stats page
Government site with statistics and research on injuries and safety issues in the workplace.

National Safety Council
Non-profit organization does several studies on a variety of safety issues. A great database of stats and periodicals.

Department of Homeland Security
Press briefings, stories, latest warning, etc.

Ready.Gov
From the Department of Homeland Security, this site offers ,plans, tips, etc. on safety resources. Tips such as instructing Americans on how to increase our chances of survival when explosions detonate outside your vehicle.

U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration
Stats and research from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Medium: Dressed for Excess: Gear for Covering Riots, Protests, Etc.

PublicCitizen.org
Founded by Ralph Nader, this group’s site feature’s a global trade and Congress watch, health research and other helpful studies.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Subscribe to a free e-mail alert service that will send notices of recalled products to your mailbox. The agency has jurisdiction over about 15,000 types of consumer products.

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

Aquatic Risk Management

Aquatic Safety Research Group
Tips, research, etc.

Licensed Occupations Database
Search database to find licenses required for practicing a profession or occupation in a certain state.

National Fallen Firefighters Association

COPS: Concerns of Police Survivors

Motorcycle Industry Council

Bomb Threat Checklist
The Los Angeles Police Department’s site provides a “bomb threat checklist” to download should you receive such a threatening call.

Violence Policy Center
A libertarian public interest law firm offers several free legal resources off its site.

MeatingPlace.com
Products and food safety site. Articles, background and recent news.

MedlinePlus: Winter Weather Emergencies

BankRate.com: Dealing with a Natural Disaster
Report in the wake of North Carolina’s Hurricane Floyd about the difficulties people can expect to face when natural disasters strike.

SafeKids.com: Cyberbullying

Recycled Waste News

Food & Water Watch
Consumer group site targeted at abuse of enviornmental resources by corporations, such as water companies, fish farms and factories.

State Recycling Association Contacts

New York City Office of Safety and Health
A non-profit provider of occupational safety and health training, advocacy and information (including technical assistance and industrial hygiene consultation) to workers and unions throughout the New York metropolitan area. More than 250 union organizations and 400 individuals: union members, health and safety activists, injured workers, healthcare workers, attorneys, public health advocates, environmentalists and concerned citizens.

Mathematics of Tsunamis
The math and physics rules that govern them.


AMUSEMENT PARK SAFETY

SaferParks.org
The site addresses amusement park accidents; it’s run by the mother of a child who was injured on a ride.

The Roller Coaster Database
A searchable database of more than 1,000 roller coasters. Includes information by location and distance, breaking news on the industry, record holders, etc.


FIREWORKS SAFETY

International Association of Firefighters
News items, studies, updates, sources, etc.

The National Council on Fireworks Safety
Database of state laws, tips, etc.

CDC: Fireworks Injuries, Facts, Stats
Links to dozens of faiths and practices.

AmericanPyro.com
Site for the fireworks industry trade that features safety tips.


VOLCANOES

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Maps, phone contacts, photos, etc.

Mount St. Helens Volcano Cam
A webcam from the volcano.

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Photo Library
Photos galore, including before/after shots.

How Stuff Works.com: How Volcanoes Work
Daily updates on the volcanic activity. Monthly updates when the activity is slow.

How Volcanoes Work Home Page
Daily updates on the volcanic activity. Monthly updates when the activity is slow.

Kilauea Volcano Eruption

Alaska Volcano Observatory: Mount Redoubt
Images of the volcano’s current activity.

NASA Earth Observatory Site
Look at natural hazards such as volcanoes, fires and floods through satellite photos, etc.

Michigan Tech Volcanoes Page
Links galore.

Volcanic Clouds Website

PBS Nova: Volcano Deadly Warning
Background on seismic signals, emergency response, preparation, etc.


SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA EXPLOSION

NASA: Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Regular updates on the findings of the shuttle crash.

Google: Columbia Shuttle Links

CRS Issue Brief: Space Launch Vehicles: Government Activities, Commercial Competition, and Satellite Exports
Twenty pages in .PDF format.

CRS Issue Brief: Space Stations
Twenty pages in .PDF format.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Goddard Space Flight Center (Maryland)

Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, Ala.)

Howstuffworks: How Space Shuttles Work

Presidential Commission Report on Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
Rogers Commission Report – not all parts are online at this location.

NASA Space Shuttle Challenger: Observations on the Reliability of the Shuttle
A part of the Rogers Commission Report.

Orlando Sentinel Coverage of Columbia

MSNBC: Space Shuttle Timeline 1981-2002

NASA Space Shuttle Challenger: Federation of American Scientists
A part of the Rogers Commission Report.

CBS News: Stats on Space Fatalities
Features many key stats.

SpaceFlightNow: Radar Images
Radar image of debris field and links to data on mission.

NASA Earth Image Database
Thousands of pictures of earth and other research materials.

Space.com
Great research and interactive tools.

NASA: Space Shuttle and International Space Station

Space Station Page


JULY 4 SAFETY

CDC: Fireworks Injuries, Facts, Stats
Links to dozens of faiths and practices.

National Injury Statistics: Fireworks
Scroll down for fireworks.

Trauma Foundation: Fireworks Injuries by Device
Chart is at lower on the page.

SafeKids.org: Fireworks Safety for Kids

Consumer Products Safety Commission: Fireworks Safety

National Fire Protection Association: Fireworks Safety

The National Council on Fireworks Safety
Database of state laws, tips, etc.

AmericanPyro.com
Site for the fireworks industry trade that features safety tips.


POPULATION ISSUES

USA Today: State-by-State Population Growth (1790-2000)

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