Questions tagged [safety]

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Are there any Federal laws governing the maximum number of passengers you're allowed to squeeze into a subway car?

On a recent trip via public transit in the US, I found myself in a subway car so jam-packed that there was scarcely room to breathe. The car was jerking about quite a bit, and there was little to grab ...
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Is there any recourse for a medical professional if a patient sexually assaults them in a small way?

Is there a recourse for a medical professional if a patient behaves inappropriately? (I would call it sexual assault but to be honest I don't know what would and wouldn't qualify for that definition - ...
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Is the power company responsible for trimming trees with power lines running through?

Previous tree trimmers would not approach areas of trees near the lines in St. Johns County Florida. They indicated power company owns this. Power company claims that they are near service drop and ...
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Using Lithium-poly battery in a commercial product

Not sure where to post this question. I gave a product using rpi 3 and it is being used as an external nighttime camera. I add here that I do not expect this product to make me rich as it has been ...
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Is it legal for a restaurant to take back your food and cook it again?

Example 1. You are served a burger, but it is not cooked enough for your liking. Does it violate any food safety regulations for the server to take the plate back to the kitchen, disassemble the ...
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Would this be considered a hit and run?

Our vehicle was parked at our apartment complex and I noticed that there was a large scratch and dent on it. Would this be called a hit and run? The person who did it did not leave a note or ...
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Removal of made public personal information. Privacy laws

There are many websites today which scrape and aggregate data. Are these laws protecting US citizens and/or New York state residents which ensure that, upon request, the information must be removed? ...
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GDPR. Where to store users consent?

A pretty straightforward question, I think. When it comes to holding records that users consent has been provided, I can only imagine I would use some sort of php code to store data/records into .txt ...
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Is it legal to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck?

A few years ago a police officer told me it’s not legal for me to ride in the bed of a pickup truck (this is in Michigan and I was well over 18 years old). He “let it go” because it was a short ride ...
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Is the California court ruling that coffee can increase cancer risk justified?

A court in California ruled against companies that may have to put a warning that tells customers there is a possible cancer risk linked to coffee by saying the companies "failed to meet their burden ...
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Must stores legally have lighting available and switched on?

I walked into a liquor store at 8:50PM. They turned the lights off at 8:55PM. I repeatedly asked to have the lights turned on, and stated that it is a risk to have no lights in the store, but ...
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Is executing code from external server banned on Google Play?

I am creating a program that needs to download additional code and resources from external server. (Of course that code is safe). Is it illegal on Google Play? These additional assemblies will not be ...
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UK Law: Requirement to put guardrails in place in communal garden?

Question: Is there a legal obligation to put guardrails in place along the top of a wall in a communal grass area? Background: Our UK terraced property has some communal outdoor grass areas which ...
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Why doesn't caffeine come with a drowsiness warning?

Recent studies have proven that regular use of caffeine and subsequent omission or withdrawal results in drowsiness and inattention - (due to changes in the brain to increase the number of sleepiness ...
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Are there laws requiring the release of PII to participate in wall climbing in Utah?

I've been climbing climbing walls for over a decade. It's a lot of fun. But after moving to Utah recently, I find myself at a bit of an impasse. I can't find any place around here that has a ...
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How can “intellectual property rights” prevent the publication of fire safety information?

This BBC article, Grenfell Tower: Sixty blocks 'fail new fire test', says, Local Government Association chairman Lord Porter said housing associations and private sector landlords will be among ...
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What can I do about wiggly tables at the coffee shop [closed]

This morning I was at Starbucks Coffee Shop sitting down having a hot coffee. When I got up to go to get a napkin the table wiggled and I ended up burning my arm from hot coffee. From what I see, ...
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Is it illegal for my landlord to endanger the life of my emotional support animal?

My landlord came and did a carpet cleaning, but did not notify me in advance. Luckily I was there to remove my dog, an emotional support animal, from the premises in order to ensure she wouldn't get ...
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Why are emergency exits that don't immediately open legal?

I was at Costco today and saw an emergency exit that looked like this: Why would an emergency exit legally be able to have a delay before opening? Being hurt in 15 seconds is very possible in an ...