On June 18, 2018, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) issued a Marine Safety Alert regarding their discovery of over 100 unwearable Type 1 Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) during multiple inspections of different vessels. As pictured below, the PFD straps were fused to the side of the PFD.  Due to the fused strap, a user

Last month, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the first major federal rules governing hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-26/html/2015-06658.htm) Although the new regulations will apply to operations only on federal and Native American tribal lands (which currently represent about 10% of fracking operations in the U.S.), they are