JAN 03 2014

Some Comments on the CSB Chevron Regulatory Report Draft

California, Chemical Safety Board, Government, Industrial Accident, Infrastructure, Insurance, Liability insurance, Oil refineries, Petroleum in the Environment, United States

The safety case regulatory regime is touted as a “tripartite system consisting of active and equal participation from the regulator, workforce, and industry.” Indeed, a potentially, more socially beneficial regime would be a quadripartite system that includes the neighbors of the regulated facilities. The neighbors are often aware of problems that workers don’t or won’t…

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FEB 22 2010

Recalls and Risk – Another Update

Akio Toyoda, Insurance, Toyota, United States

John Aquino points out that, in isolation, the recall information as presented is unfair to Toyota since it ignores overall fatality per vehicle statistics (certainly a fairer proxy for manufacturer safety) and it fails to address the potential conflict of interest inherent in a U.S. agency deriding an import (since it can transfer sales to…

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MAR 06 2009

Take-Home Vehicles for Police Officers

Insurance, Liability insurance, Police

Image via Wikipedia Most jurisdictions that allow off-duty use of police vehicles cite substantial and worthwhile benefits. Cruisers parked in neighborhoods serve as a crime deterrent, and off-duty officers can respond quickly from home to nearby crime scenes. Other pluses include potentially lower maintenance costs and longer vehicle lives for permanently-assigned vehicles compared to those…

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