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PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
John Howard, Director of Safety Policy at the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, has been appointed RoSPA’s new Chief Executive. Mr Howard joined the Society 19 years ago from industry as Director of Home and Leisure Safety. He later became responsible for road safety as well, and then in 1992 for all areas of RoSPA’s campaigning, including safety at work.
NEW COCHRANE REVIEWS
Two new reviews relating to children and young people were published in April: Graduated driver licensing for reducing motor vehicle crashes among young drivers and Helmets for preventing injury in motorcyclists. Visit http://www.update-software.com/clibng/cliblogon.htm. Access to the Cochrane Library is free to people in certain countries.
CDC INJURY PREVENTION RESEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHY
The recently published Bibliography of Behavioral Science Research in Unintentional Injury Prevention from CDC includes more than 900 citations of journal articles, book chapters, government reports, and other publications. Designed as a tool for researchers, practitioners and students, this bibliography documents the contributions of behavioral and social sciences to unintentional injury prevention and control from 1980–2003. The CD-Rom includes the complete bibliography in two formats: alphabetical by author, and by injury topic. Citations are also indexed by keyword. The bibliography is part of a CDC effort to take an interdisciplinary approach to injury prevention and to identify innovative strategies from the behavioral and social sciences. For details of how to obtain it on CDC or to download the document, visit www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/behavioral/default.htm.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION WEEKLY REPORTS ON SAFETY ALERTS
In February 2004, the European Commission started to publish weekly summaries of the alerts it receives from member states about dangerous non-food consumer products. The first of these is available on the Commission’s Consumer Affairs website at: http://europa.eu.int/comm/consumers/cons_safe/prod_safe/gpsd/rapex_en.htm#overviews. The Commission typically receives between two and four alerts each week via an EU-wide rapid alert system known as RAPEX. The dangers presented often include risks of choking and …