Category Archives: Drivers Safety

OSHA cites Sharpe Holdings in death of worker at Missouri dairy farm and places them in OSHA’s Severe Violator Program following 3rd fatality since 2012 For the third time since 2012, federal OSHA investigators have cited Sharpe Holdings in the … Continue reading

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Employee has two toes amputated following rollover OSHA issued citations for two willful, five serious, and one other-than-serious safety and health violations to SNS Lawn & Landscape Services Inc., doing business as The Ground Guys, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Proposed penalties … Continue reading

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has updated its scheduled publication date for the “Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents (MAP-21)” final rule. Based on the Supplemental Significant Rulemaking Report, released on February 27, 2015, the … Continue reading

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by Jonathan Brown Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding they feel will facilitate coordination and cooperation between the … Continue reading

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends specific procedures and controls be in place at roadway construction worksites to help prevent injuries and deaths from backing construction vehicles and equipment. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics … Continue reading

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by Eric Lawrence We all see the signs posted to warn us.  However, many people don’t give a lot of thought to all the responsibilities that a flagger must handle while on the worksite. Some may even think of flagging … Continue reading

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OSHA has cited Henkels & McCoy Inc. for six serious safety violations at a work site in Neptune, New Jersey, where workers were performing water service repair on a road. OSHA issued $42,000 in proposed penalties following an April inspection … Continue reading

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by Jonathan Brown Leading Indicators (LI) in the field of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) are a recognized best practice in EHS management. When you are dealing with remote or field employees though, identifying LIs can be a major problem. … Continue reading

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Once again, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is sponsoring the Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) October 7-11, 2013. Started in 1996, the annual campaign has been recognized by both the Secretaries of Transportation and Labor and has … Continue reading

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by Jonathan Brown Over the past few months, we have discussed many tactics for improving fleet safety, discouraging distracted driving, and reducing accidents. All of these are important prevention measures. However, as with any strategy, one of the most critical items … Continue reading

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