Category: Transportation

Does My Shipment Qualify for PHMSA’s Small Quantity Exception?

When are you subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous materials requirements? Some of the more onerous regulations environmental, health, and safety (EHS) managers face are the tangled and confusing Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) under DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA). Yesterday we reviewed PHMSA’s responses to three scenarios concerning hazmat transportation […]

Hazmat Transportation Training

When are you subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) hazardous materials (hazmat) requirements? Some of the more onerous regulations environmental health and safety managers face are the tangled and confusing Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs) under DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA). Today we’ll tackle hazmat transportation training by reviewing PHMSA’s responses to […]

Focus on Fleet Safety: Discourage Distracted Driving

By now, your drivers should know: Don’t text and drive. Texting is more dangerous than drunk driving. Put the phone away when you’re behind the wheel. But even if the “Don’t text while you’re driving” message has sunk in, it may not be enough to keep your drivers focused on the road. It seems we’re […]

Focus on Fleet Safety: Driven to Destruction

There are lots of drivers on the roads who are just plain rude. They tailgate, they forget to use their turn signals, they race through a yellow light when they really should have stopped. Sometimes drivers are worse than rude—they are downright dangerous. Aggressive driving is one of the four driving behaviors that can increase […]

Focus on Fleet Safety: The Need for (Less) Speed

Transportation accidents kill more workers than any other work-related hazard—and it doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, you probably have workers who are on the road while they’re on the clock. This week, we will be focusing on fleet safety issues—in particular, the four driver behaviors that can put your driver, his or her passengers, […]