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How a Real-Life Hazmat Emergency Led to a Regulation

In yesterday’s Advisor, we discussed a hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation requirement that all manually activated on-truck remote shutoff devices for closure of the internal valve on cargo tanks be marked “Emergency Shutoff.” Violations of this requirement have been regularly targeted by Department of Transportation (DOT) roadside inspectors. Sometimes it might feel like the DOT just […]

This Flu Season, There’s More than Germs to Worry About

This year’s influenza outbreak has sickened millions of people across the country, leaving employers struggling to cover for employees who are out sick and searching for ways to prevent others from coming down with the flu. But dealing with germ control and sick days is only the beginning—legal issues may come into play.

Are You Properly Marking Your Hazmat Cargo Tank?

When Department of Transportation (DOT) roadside inspectors stop your hazardous materials (hazmat) truck, they are going to check your cargo tank to make sure that the manual remote shutoff device is marked correctly—a requirement that has popped up in top violations of hazmat regulations for 3 years now. Why is this requirement being violated more […]

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Creating Safer Safety Knives

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Safety knife: the term sounds like an oxymoron. However, there are safety knives available that actually do provide an added level of risk mitigation, beyond traditional industry approaches: they are the safety knife designs created by Slice.

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5 Steps for Successfully Managing Diversity

Your workforce, your customers, and your markets are increasingly diverse. To promote individual and organizational success, you must welcome diversity and manage it well. These five steps will help you to manage diversity effectively.