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Engineering expert Donald C. Winter, former secretary of the Navy, professor of engineering practice at the University of Michigan, and chair of the committee that wrote the report states, "Industry and regulators need to include a factual assessment of all the risks in deepwater drilling operations in their decisions and make the overall safety of the many complex systems involved a top priority."
Read more: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/BlowoutPrevention/index.htm
The Air France jet in the news this week had 30 screws missing from one of its wings when it was grounded in Boston. An aircraft construction expert said:
Read more: www.mailonline.com.
The piece itself may not have endangered the flight if it came off. But there is always the risk that it could have struck and damaged another very important part of the aircraft as it became detached and blew away in flight.
The American Society of Safety Engineers is presenting a seminar entitled Providing Expert Witness Testimony.
As you progress in your career as a safety and health professional, opportunities may arise for you to act as an expert witness in litigation or as a witness for your own or your company's work. Or perhaps you are thinking about self-employment as an authority for litigation on safety and health matters. This seminar will provide you with a foundation of skills needed to take on the role of an expert witness.
* Provide expert witness testimony in accordance with the laws of the U.S. Legal System and its litigation process
* Use the rules of civil procedure and evidence to establish the functional framework for your testimony
* Respond in the role of a safety expert in depositions and at trial
* Conduct the business aspects to support your expert witness services
* More effectively communicate as an expert
Start Date: 2/4/2012, End Date: 2/4/2012 - 1 Day / .7 CEU - 3.5 IH CM PointsInstructor(s): Neil A. Feldscher, CIH, CSP, Esq.
Chief, EHS Compliance, NYC Environmental Protection, Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction, EHS Compliance Directorate, Corona, NY
One of the few fortunate things about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the relative calm of the northern Gulf of Mexico last summer, says physical oceanographer Robert Weisberg of the University of South Florida. “While the oil was spilling, at least on the surface we could see where it was going.”
Read more: jconline.com.
Steve Jobs is looking to eliminate the need for wires in a majority of their products starting with wireless syncing on iTunes. Jobs plans to wirelessly sync devices in a similar way to how Wi-Fi works. The general idea is that the iPod will connect to iTunes like a wireless network and automatically sync upon connection.Apple has hired engineering expert Kevin Kenney to help aid the project. Kenney specializes in carbon fiber, which is the most likely material that the new casing will be made from, with the existing cases being made from aluminum.
Read more: onlinesocialmedia.net.
The FDA is regulating the GE salmon as a "New Animal Drug," in agency terminology, and it is thus being evaluated by a special Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee (VMAC). The FDA added four "temporary voting members" for the GE salmon meeting. Serving on the committee are genetic engineering expert Kevin G. Wells, biotechnology expert Alison L. Eenennaam, fish expert Gary Thorgaard, and consumer advocate Gregory Jaffe.
Read more: grist.org.