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Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment

Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), a knowledge hub for public safety insight and improvement.
Risk Management and Information Governance

Core governance activities: Risk management and information governance

Risk management and information governance are two core governance activities. Without both disciplines in place, few organisations can expect to achieve sustainable success. While they are essential separately, they complement each other.

Implementing technology to improve safety on construction sites

Jose M. Peña, the Director of Lurtis LTD looks at improving safety on construction sites through the adoption of technology systems, training workers and better-analysing risks.
Young woman sitting in the car and texting on her phone on a rainy night in Beijing

Using a safety app to protect women and girls on public transport

A safety app ‘SafeUP’ allows women and girls to plan and share their journeys on public transportation with real-time arrival information.
Silver and blue car crashed into each other

Why road rage is so dangerous

62% of drivers admit to having experienced road rage, but what exactly is this phenomenon and why is it so dangerous?
Back garden and patio ripped apart amid hurricane, palm trees can be seen flailing in the extreme winds

How can policymakers address global safety issues?

Over one-third of people feel less safe than they did five years ago - why is this and what can policymakers do to address global safety issues?
Gun ownership rights rally at Montpelier Vermont

Modern American gun ownership values can be linked to slavery

American gun ownership trends in the present day can be historically tied to the number of people who were enslaved in U.S. counties in 1860 Researchers have found a correlation between US locations with higher percentages of enslaved people in 1860 and the more guns its residents in those areas...
safer streets, lighting

Lighting the way to safer streets in the UK

Safer streets can be achieved with better lighting solutions across the UK, where reductions in crime can be visibly seen in local areas with improved schemes.

Is drinking water safe? A neglected source of asbestos fibres

Prof. Giovanni Brandi and Dr. Simona Tavolari investigate the prevalence of asbestos fibres in drinking water around the world.
terror attacks

Threats from terror attacks and keeping communities safe

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer, Stronger Communities Board, explains how councils take terror attack threats very seriously and work hard with partners in keeping communities safe & connected.
disaster victim identification, human rights

Disaster victim identification, training & human rights of the dead

Prof Emilio Nuzzolese from University of Turin sheds light on disaster victim identification, training and the human rights of the dead.
asbestos removal, construction

The rudiments of asbestos removal

Michael Edwards, Occupational Safety and Health Content Developer from The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, walks us through the fundamentals of asbestos removal.
sexual harassment in the workplace

Gender segregation contributes to sexual harassment in the workplace

Individuals who form the gender minority at work are more likely to experience sexual harassment in the workplace and leave the job.
firearms, cause of death

Firearms are the main cause of death for children in the US

Firearms are now the leading cause of death for children and adolescents, predominantly from homicide – surpassing motor vehicle death rates.
food safety, raw chicken

Food safety: Over 25% of people cook with raw chicken

Over a quarter of study participants contaminate salad with raw chicken – not washing surfaces efficiently or cooking chicken properly can pose great threats to food safety.
healthcare-associated infections 

Healthcare-associated infections: Cleanliness goes hand in hand with safety

John Brill from Nilfisk outlines how strategic cleaning regimes can support the critical need to ensure healthcare environments provide the highest standards of cleanliness in the fight to prevent healthcare-associated infections.
alcohol technology, wearable sensors

Wearable technology can detect and control drinking habits

Wearable sensors can help detect when heavy drinking consumption can lead to negative consequences, by measuring levels of intoxication through the skin .
drink testing kit

UK Government has “no plans” to introduce free drink testing kits to combat spiking

Flooded by reports of sudden rises in drink spike numbers, the public have been calling on the government to enact change and protect women on nights out
hate speech warning

Potential warnings feature designed to help curb hate speech on Twitter

Research shows that providing twitter users with warnings of potential consequences of spreading hate speech, results in a decrease in hateful language
care leavers

Out of care and into housing: Providing safe spaces to young care leavers

Harri Helvon-Hardy, Founder and CEO of FABRIC, explores the unique needs of vulnerable young care leavers and looks at how local authorities and communities could have a positive impact on young people.

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