Safety and OSHA News

How does your state rank for on-the-road safety?

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths. More than 27,000 employees died in work-related motor vehicle crashes from 2003-2017, according to federal statistics. Where are drivers most at risk?  [Read more…]

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Video: Distracted driver crashes bus while eating burrito

Due to the multiple cameras on this mass transit bus, we can see exactly what happens when drivers take their eyes off the road, even for a few seconds.  [Read more…]

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More than 1 in 4 car crashes due to cell phone use

For the third consecutive year, the percentage of car crashes involving cell phones has increased from year to year, according to the National Safety Council.  [Read more…]

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New state safety laws take effect this month

With the start of the new fiscal year on July 1 in many states, several changes in safety laws go into effect.  [Read more…]

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Cell phone use may cause twice as many fatal crashes as reported

The number of fatal vehicle crashes involving cell phone use is much greater than what is being reported, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). [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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Worker texting led to train crash: 68 injured, $9.6M in damages

A train operator caused a crash that resulted in 68 injuries and $9.6 million dollars in damages, according to a federal report. [Read more…]

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Should companies use this new technology to improve safety?

New technology could allow employers to keep workers from answering their company-issued cell phones while driving. [Read more…]

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Majority of Americans favor cell phone ban while driving

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation recently said he’s considering a push in Congress for a national ban on using cell phones while driving. Turns out a majority of the public thinks that’s a good idea. [Read more…]

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Do laws banning cell phone use while driving reduce crashes?

A new study measures whether there are fewer crashes after states ban cell phone use while driving. [Read more…]

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