Category Archives: Drivers Safety

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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Parents serve as primary influences on teenage driving behavior The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging parents and caregivers to set and enforce safe driving ground rules for their teens.  Parental involvement is a key component in the … Continue reading

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by Jonathan Brown With April being designated as Recognizing Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we wanted to focus on tools and tactics available to help reduce distracted driving among your drivers.  Driver distractions are a factor in auto crashes and were … Continue reading

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First Increase Since 2005 The National Safety Council announced its preliminary estimate that approximately 36,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2012, marking a five percent upsurge from 2011.  This is the first increase since 2004 to 2005. Crash injuries requiring … Continue reading

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by Jonathan Brown Once a taboo that sparked discussion of Big Brother and scared many employees, camera systems have finally come into the norm and are being recognized by employers as a useful tool in their fleet safety management efforts. … Continue reading

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