“But We’ve Always Done it This Way: Top Ten List”

What does that really mean? Perhaps you just asked a question at a committee meeting. The room went silent and at least one person pointedly explained to you that "We've always done it this way". The rest of the group either chimed in or nodded their heads in arrogant approval. Some might even have glanced … Continue reading “But We’ve Always Done it This Way: Top Ten List”

“But We’ve Always Done it This Way: Top Ten List”

What does that really mean? Perhaps you just asked a question at a committee meeting. The room went silent and at least one person pointedly explained to you that "We've always done it this way". The rest of the group either chimed in or nodded their heads in arrogant approval. Some might even have glanced … Continue reading “But We’ve Always Done it This Way: Top Ten List”

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”

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

NHTSA Gets White House OK To Mandate Vehicle ‘Black Boxes’

Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to finalize a long-awaited proposal to make event data recorders standard on all new vehicles. In a notice posted Thursday, the White House Office of Management Budget said it has completed a review of the proposal to make so-called vehicle "black boxes" mandatory in all … Continue reading NHTSA Gets White House OK To Mandate Vehicle ‘Black Boxes’

Safety Comic of the Day! – December 1, 2012

Texting while driving, or in this case, flying, is a "bird brained" thing to do! 🙂 Texting While Driving Putting the brakes on the distracted driving epidemic will require both dedication and creative thinking, and the FCC is committed to doing its part to address this growing crisis. Chairman Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission Testimony … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day! – December 1, 2012

How NOT to Repair Your Car! How Many Things Can You See Wrong Here?

  Doing your own auto repair work can save you money, but it can also be dirty, dangerous work. The following tips are provided to help you avoid the dangers of auto repair so you don't injure yourself or someone else. Most of these tips are common sense warnings, but there may be some things … Continue reading How NOT to Repair Your Car! How Many Things Can You See Wrong Here?

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

NFPA Journal: NHSTA Electric Vehicle Guidelines

    Elemental Questions As lithium-ion battery use increases, so do the concerns related to the fire-safety hazards of these devices. Through a series of research efforts and partnerships, NFPA is analyzing storage and safety issues surrounding the power source fueling hundreds of millions of devices — from iPhones to electric vehicles — worldwide. NFPA … Continue reading NFPA Journal: NHSTA Electric Vehicle Guidelines

Get With The Times: You’re Driving All Wrong

If you're a conscientious motorist who still does everything the way your driver's-ed instructor told you to, you're doing it all wrong.   For decades, the standard instruction was that drivers should hold the steering wheel at the 10 and 2 positions, as envisioned on a clock. This, it turns out, is no longer the … Continue reading Get With The Times: You’re Driving All Wrong

NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on All Cell Phone Use While Driving

By JOAN LOWY | December 14, 2011 Following yesterday’s Board meeting on the 2010 multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Mo., the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for the first-ever nationwide ban on driver use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) while operating a motor vehicle. The safety recommendation specifically calls for the 50 states … Continue reading NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on All Cell Phone Use While Driving

New “GDL” – Driving to Save Teenage Drivers in Illinois

By Dave Gathman dgathman@stmedianetwork.com August 27, 2011 7:50PM In 2007, 146 teenagers died in car crashes in Illinois. In 2009, that number was cut in half, to 73 teen deaths — with the same number the following year. Secretary of State Jesse White believes those “other” 73 teens per year are still alive because of … Continue reading New “GDL” – Driving to Save Teenage Drivers in Illinois

Call for Nominations: National Safety Council Rising Stars of Safety

Showcase the brightest young talent on your team.Nominate an up-and-coming safety leader for the Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2011. The NSC®Rising Stars of Safety program spotlights individuals younger than 40 who have stepped up as leaders to transform their organizations' safety cultures and promote continuous safety improvement. The National Safety Council is seeking … Continue reading Call for Nominations: National Safety Council Rising Stars of Safety

If You Drink This Holiday Season, Leave the Driving to Someone Else

This may be a little graphic, but it does illustrate the seriousness of the point, as well as the effectiveness of this advertising in Australia….compare their annual deaths attributed to DUI vs. the US numbers. Apparently, the ad campaign does work as the numbers prove it. Other Tips Include: As we go into the last … Continue reading If You Drink This Holiday Season, Leave the Driving to Someone Else

Must Have: Safety Links For Safety Professionals

Important Safety information can be found on these web sites: OSHA Bureau of Safety and Regulation Department of Transportation ADA information Center for Disease Control NIOSH home page Federal Emergency Management Agency Family Medical Leave Act Work Place Violence Info Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization Crane Institute of America, Inc. Government's attempts to … Continue reading Must Have: Safety Links For Safety Professionals