“Opioid Addiction At Work Is A Major Challenge for Employers” #Opiod #Addiction #Safety

"Our citizens are dying. We must act boldly to stop it," the commission, headed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, said in an interim report Monday. "The first and most urgent recommendation of this Commission is direct and completely within your control. Declare a national emergency." By Genevieve Douglas The U.S. opioid addiction crisis is hitting the workplace … Continue reading “Opioid Addiction At Work Is A Major Challenge for Employers” #Opiod #Addiction #Safety

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“Fall Protection: Working On Tops Of Trucks & Rolling Stock……Which Rule Do I Follow?…. OSHA? DOT? “

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants more control over trucking, and the latest focus is on fall protection. Tank fleets, in particular, are being targeted in the current OSHA initiative. The agency is seeking comments from industry on whether or not it should develop specific regulations to “cover falls from rolling stock … Continue reading “Fall Protection: Working On Tops Of Trucks & Rolling Stock……Which Rule Do I Follow?…. OSHA? DOT? “

“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

Fleet Safety – “3 Tips to Improving Your CSA Score”

The motivation behind the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative is clear – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state partners and the transportation industry want to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. The Department of Transportation (DOT) calls it a “change to save lives,” and that’s something everyone can support. Let’s review … Continue reading Fleet Safety – “3 Tips to Improving Your CSA Score”

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”

E-log Mandate, Driver Database Rules Expected In January 2014, Per DOT Report

A proposed rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices is expected to be published in the Federal Register Jan. 29, according to a monthly Department of Transportation report, which says the rule is projected to clear the White House’s Office of Management and Budget January. 17, 2014 The report also says the rule will … Continue reading E-log Mandate, Driver Database Rules Expected In January 2014, Per DOT Report

State of Main DOL – OSHA GHS Training Video

Here is another good video that can be used to familiarize  your employees on the new GHS Hazcom (HCS) regulations which you must meet the 1st phase of compliance as of December 1, 2013. Training Video for Employers and Employees OSHA's Global Harmonization System The Maine Community College System is pleased to partner with the … Continue reading State of Main DOL – OSHA GHS Training Video

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?”

GHS Infographic: “What You Need To Know About GHS”

Featured By: C&S Blog Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals or GHS as it is referred to. GHS is a standard classifying system allowing a global universal way to label hazardous chemicals. This system has been the norm in Europe and Asia and slowly drifted to the west and in 2012 the United … Continue reading GHS Infographic: “What You Need To Know About GHS”

Lawmakers Continuing To Question The Effectiveness, Fairness Of CSA; Trucking Industry Still Wants Changes

Kevin Jones WASHINGTON — Congress once again is looking into the CSA program, and the trucking industry once again has sent representatives to the Capital to point out shortcomings and ask for changes. The House Highways and Transit Subcommittee convened Sept.13 and heard from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the trucking industry, law enforcement … Continue reading Lawmakers Continuing To Question The Effectiveness, Fairness Of CSA; Trucking Industry Still Wants Changes

Congress Mandates FMCSA Rule On EOBR’s & Other Safety Initiatives

MAP-21 signed into law on July 6th Posted July 6, 2012 The U.S. Congress has passed a massive new transportation funding bill that contains numerous provisions affecting motor carrier safety, including a controversial mandate that all interstate truck and bus drivers that are required to maintain a record of duty status (driver log) use electronic … Continue reading Congress Mandates FMCSA Rule On EOBR’s & Other Safety Initiatives

Highway Work Zone & Construction Safety

Work Zone Safety: Part 1 of 5 IDOT Videoss for Illinois Drivers   Roadway work zones are hazardous both for motorists who drive through the complex array of signs, barrels, and lane changes and for workers who build, repair, and maintain our Nation’s streets, bridges, and highways.  The Federal Highway Administration reports fatal crashes in … Continue reading Highway Work Zone & Construction Safety

Revised FMCSA HOS Rules Stirring Some Controversy

Last December, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) published revised hours of service (HOS) rules that apply to motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The new rules became effective in February, although full compliance is not required until July 1, 2013. But all has not been smooth sailing … Continue reading Revised FMCSA HOS Rules Stirring Some Controversy

Obama Administration Decides Against Lowering Trucker Daily Hours

The Obama administration decided against a cut in truckers’ daily hours behind the wheel, to the dismay of safety advocates, but made other changes aimed at fighting driver fatigue. The rule issued last Thursday continues to permit drivers to be on the road for up to 11 hours daily, something favored by the trucking industry, … Continue reading Obama Administration Decides Against Lowering Trucker Daily Hours

New OSHA Commercial Service Charts on Tire Industry Association Website

The Tire Industry Association has posted the newly released charts from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on its website. Commercial truck tire service providers are required by 29 CFR 1910.177 to have a copy of these charts in every service area, which includes mobile service trucks. Previously a two-chart set, OSHA added a third … Continue reading New OSHA Commercial Service Charts on Tire Industry Association Website