The Federal Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has identified thousands of positive substance abuse tests of commercial drivers within its first two months of operation. Data collected through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s clearinghouse turned up almost 8,000 positive drug and alcohol tests in its more than 650,000 registrants since Jan. 6. […]
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? Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) ranked all 50 states and Washington, DC, on passage of 16 highway/driving laws that have been […]
A video that shows how safety gear saved a worker’s life. A regulatory break from OSHA. The top causes of accidental death. And the “hash brown defense.” These are the stories that top Safety News Alert’s Year in Safety 2019.
An employee was involved in a truck crash while on his way from one assignment to another. The cause of the crash wasn’t determined. Did he get workers’ comp benefits for his injuries?
Firing an injured worker is often a sticky situation. Is the employee being fired for disregarding a safety rule or in retaliation for the injury? In this case, the employer showed the firing wasn’t retaliatory, according to a federal court.
A dairy bottling and distribution company in Battle Ground, Washington, faces $1,848,000 in fines for multiple willful violations after a worker’s hand was crushed.
The top 10 most cited violations by federal OSHA in the first 10.5 months of fiscal year 2019 accounted for 26,915 violations.
When faced with ethical questions in the expanding scope of work, where should safety professionals draw the line?
The maker of some well-known snack foods has reached a region-wide settlement agreement with OSHA which includes paying a fine and upgrading its safety program at eight facilities.