“Safety Photo of the Day” – Bridge Strikes

   Bridge Strikes & GPS Why is FMCSA concerned about bridge strikes? Why is FMCSA concerned about truck and bus drivers’ use of GPS navigation systems? What is the penalty for failing to comply with a posted route restriction along a roadway? What tips is FMCSA providing for the safe use of GPS navigation systems? … Continue reading “Safety Photo of the Day” – Bridge Strikes

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These People Whip Out Their Phones In A Movie Theater. They Never Saw It Coming! (Re-Posted Due to High Demand)

Here at EHS Safety News, we love stories that make a powerful point. This is just that. In less than 2 minutes, these movie goers will get an unexpected surprise. People really need to learn the true consequences of this message. How do you think you would have reacted to this? Comment below!

These People Whip Out Their Phones In A Movie Theater. They Never Saw It Coming!

Here at EHS Safety News, we love stories that make a powerful point. This is just that. In less than 2 minutes, these movie goers will get an unexpected surprise. People really need to learn the true consequences of this message. How do you think you would have reacted to this? Comment below!

“4-Step Forklift Preoperation Walkaround Inspection”

Do your employees know how to conduct a walkaround as part of a preoperational forklift inspection? The first step toward safe forklift operation is conducting the preoperational inspection. Forklift operators should conduct the inspection at the start of each work shift to ensure that the forklift will work properly. According to OSHA, 1 in 15 … Continue reading “4-Step Forklift Preoperation Walkaround Inspection”

Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

OSHA e-Tool – “Why Forklift Safety Training IS Important”

Why is hearing protection being worn in this area by 1 person? Most likely a good part of why he walked into the forklift? Besides not paying attention to where he was walking? Absence of aisles for pedestrians? How many more safety violations are in this picture? Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift) eTool Types and Fundamentals … Continue reading OSHA e-Tool – “Why Forklift Safety Training IS Important”

Employees Driving In Illinois? What Employers Need to Know

James L. Curtis, Erin Dougherty Foley, and Craig B. Simonsen Effective January 1, 2014, the Illinois Vehicle Code, at 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2, was amended to prohibit driving while using an electronic communication device, including hand-held wireless telephones, hand-held personal digital assistants, or portable or mobile computers. The amendment provides for exceptions including the use of … Continue reading Employees Driving In Illinois? What Employers Need to Know

NHTSA “Plan Ahead This Holiday Season—Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving‏”

The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family. But it’s also a time to make sure you are keeping safe the ones you love. Whether you’re at a family holiday gathering, a New Year’s Eve bash, or driving around with your little ones, many of our social plans will involve driving.According to … Continue reading NHTSA “Plan Ahead This Holiday Season—Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving‏”

New Safety Product! – “TruTouch Alcohol Detection & Deterrent System

Watch the video above that features the CEO of Coca Cola Bottling Co, of Santa Fe, NM discussing his company’s adoption of TruTouch.  You will find that TruTouch resolved some really important issues and contributed to a much safer workplace.     The webpage for TruTouch is http://www.tttinc.com.   TruTouch Technologies is commercializing a novel, optically based, … Continue reading New Safety Product! – “TruTouch Alcohol Detection & Deterrent System

Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

Always Know Your Trucks Clearance Height and Make Sure It Will Clear A Bridge Overpass! OSHA regulations govern the safety and health of the workers and the responsibilities of employers to ensure their safety at the warehouse, dock, construction site, and in other places truckers go to deliver and pick up loads throughout the country. … Continue reading Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

Top 10 List Of The Most Deadliest Driving Distractions

Of the more than 65,000 people killed in car crashes over the past two years, one in 10 were in crashes where at least one of the drivers was distracted. That’s according to police report data analyzed by Erie Insurance in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a nationwide census of fatal motor vehicle traffic … Continue reading Top 10 List Of The Most Deadliest Driving Distractions

What Can Happen With A Distracted Driver – Caution: Graphic Video

This video seems to have a viral history across the internet and I'm told this occurred on a highway in Russia. None the less, watch the vehicle directly ahead of the vehicle filming this.  While we don't know the cause of the vehicle losing control.... for obvious reasons, this should be  a warning to us … Continue reading What Can Happen With A Distracted Driver – Caution: Graphic Video