Transportation Safety

Texting, cell phones and other distracting devices, drunk, fatigue and impaired driving, fleet safety, DOT requirements, vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance and training.

Effective Aug. 8, 2016, all passengers riding in large commercial trucks in the US will be required to wear seatbelts whenever these vehicles are involved in interstate commerce. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) posted a final rule calling for the change on June 7, 2016.

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What harm could this driver’s inattention have caused?

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The crash of a US Air Force C-130J airplane on Oct. 2, 2015 at Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan, which killed all 11 people on board, was caused by the unfortunate placement of a hard-shell night vision goggles case, which blocked the plane’s flight controls during takeoff.

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One can easily write 1,000 words on the dangers of talking on a cell phone while driving, but this picture from Sweden says it all.

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Use this photo to train workers about Ebola dangers and how to manage them.

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OSHA extended the deadline for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule three years.

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Here’s a Model Policy that you can use to ban cell phone use by workers who drive.

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Numerous studies suggest that using a cell phone while driving causes distractions that increase the risks of traffic accidents.

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OSHA’s national emphasis program on amputations and noise found 21 serious violations at a Salem lumber company, including LOTO and seat belt hazards.

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Train your workers how to use jacks safely.

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