Safety and OSHA News

Former safety manager pleads guilty to fraud

It’s still relatively rare for safety infractions to result in criminal charges. The exception often involves making false statements to the government, as is the case here.  [Read more…]

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Should OSHA scrap its injury reporting proposal?

What does new research on a commercial motor vehicle safety program have to do with OSHA’s proposal to put companies’ injury reports online? [Read more…]

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New hours-of-service regs in effect to reduce commercial driver fatigue

It’s been a back-and-forth battle in court for years. Now, new hours-of-service regulations are in place for commercial motor vehicle drivers. [Read more…]

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What’s better for safety: Daytime or split sleep schedules?

Know nighttime workers who are frustrated trying to sleep for eight hours during the day? A new study provides them with an option. [Read more…]

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Feds shut down 26 bus companies for safety

Following a year-long investigation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shut down 26 bus companies, declaring them imminent hazards to public safety. It’s the largest single safety crackdown in the agency’s history. [Read more…]

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More federal action on worker fatigue

Following closely on the heals of new rest rules for commercial pilots, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) set new hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers. Some groups aren’t happy about the new rules. [Read more…]

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Feds ban use of hand-held cell phones for commercial drivers

The writing has been on the wall for a while, but now the federal government has made it official: Interstate truck and bus drivers can no longer use hand-held cell phones while driving. [Read more…]

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OSHA’s not the only safety agency inspecting more

A major federal and state crackdown has resulted in hundreds of unsafe buses and drivers being removed from the roads. [Read more…]

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Should you start an employee wellness program to improve safety?

Safety pros know that employees’ health is an important factor in their workplace safety. But how far should companies go to change workers’ personal habits, such as eating, for the sake of safety? [Read more…]

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Are unsafe commercial vehicle carriers slipping through the cracks?

Are some states becoming refuges for registering out-of-service commercial vehicle carriers? [Read more…]

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