Category Archives: Transportation 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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Employer violated anti-retaliation protection DENVER – Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has been ordered to pay more than $526,000 in back wages and other damages to two workers following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and … 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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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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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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Driver Assessment and Qualification by Jonathan Brown In last month’s article on Motor Vehicle Record Checks, we began discussing a process to assess and qualify drivers. These are critical steps in the driver selection and review process. It is your … Continue reading

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Each year, more than 100 roadway construction zone workers are killed and 20,000 are injured.  The majority of deaths involved workers on foot.  On October 16, 2012, OSHA published a document to assist Compliance Safety and Health Officers in assessing … Continue reading

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