Category: Transportation

Public Meeting on Whistleblowers Scheduled by OSHA

OSHA has announced that it wants to obtain stakeholder views on its whistleblower program. To launch this effort, the agency says it will hold a public meeting in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2018, to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders in the railroad and trucking industries, including employers, employees, and representatives of employers and […]

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Beryllium

Latest OSHA News: Beryllium and Whistleblowers

Late last week, OSHA released a couple of important news updates. One announced the issuance of a direct final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry, and the other addressed whistleblower issues in the railroad and trucking industries. Read up on both of them right here.

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Trucking dock

OSHA Flier Addresses Trucker Safety at Destinations

The dangers tractor trailer drivers face don’t end once they reach their destination. Whether at the warehouse, dock, or construction site, drivers are exposed to struck-by, crushed-between, and other safety hazards. OSHA is teaming with the trucking industry to raise awareness of these hazards and help prevent serious and fatal injuries.

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Distracted driving

Working to Eliminate Distractions from Driving

The National Safety Council (NSC) encourages all motorists to observe Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and this year is urging legislators across the country to enact comprehensive laws to further prevent distracted driving injuries and deaths on our roadways.

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The ‘Road to Zero’ Safe System Innovation Grant Recipients

The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council (NSC), is pleased to announce the recipients of the second annual Safe System Innovation Grants through the Road to Zero initiative. The grants are awarded to organizations with innovative approaches to make roadways safer and eliminate preventable roadway deaths—the mission of the Road to […]

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L.A. Rail Line Egress

New L.A. Rail Line Establishes Critical Code-Compliant Egress

Providing code compliant egress is essential for any construction architect but particularly in the case of underground transit systems. The confined spaces, tight stair wells, and potential for the emergency evacuation of hundreds, if not thousands, of riders means the project must be well-designed and constructed.

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Safe Driving for Older Workers

You know that older workers bring skills, experience, and a respect for the rules to the workplace. But what about the driving? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), “older drivers are more likely than their younger counterparts to adopt safe behaviors such as wearing a seatbelt and complying with speed […]

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Green Your Fleet: Renewable Fleet Power Has Hundreds of Miles to Go

How much time do your employees spend on the road? Statistically speaking, it’s likely that they spend more time on the road than ever before. America’s consumption of gasoline for transportation has increased steadily since 2012—it dipped downward from 2008–2012 because of the recession, but then it began climbing again—despite steady increases in federal fuel […]

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Green Your Fleet: Can Carbon Offsets Get You Where You’re Going?

In December 2017, Google announced that it would buy 536 megawatts of wind power to become the largest corporate consumer of green energy, and to fulfill its promise—made just a year earlier—to purchase enough green power to cover all of its electricity needs for the year. They only pulled it off on paper—some of the […]

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