Cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles are used in all kinds of industries to conduct business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 1,982 fatal occupational injuries were due to transportation incidents in 2021. Roadways, unlike other workplaces, are not closed environments, and so according to OSHA, preventing work-related roadway crashes requires strategies that combine traffic safety […]
Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s recommendations for motor vehicle safety at work. Cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles are used in all kinds of industries to conduct business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), […]
On episode 140 of EHS On Tap, Micah O’Shaughnessy, Regulatory Project Manager, KPA, talks about the safety issues involved with electric vehicles.
On episode 139 of EHS On Tap, Brian Beetz, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Responsibility at Labelmaster, talks about the regulatory landscape around shipping hazardous materials.
What does 2023 hold for workplace safety and health and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety? 2022 began with the Supreme Court issuing a permanent judicial stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “vaccinate-or-test” COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS). The year ended with OSHA submitting a final healthcare COVID-19 standard for regulatory review at […]
Little sleep, long commutes, and long hours contribute to risky driving behaviors among oil and gas extraction workers, according to a study profiled in the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s November 2 eNews. The study appeared in the September 2022 issue of American Journal of Industrial Medicine. An earlier Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]
More than 25 different indicators signal an increased likelihood of a future commercial motor vehicle crash, according to a recent report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Simply having a previous crash increased a truck driver’s probability of having a future crash by 113%, according to the ATRI. Other consistently strong indicators of a […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposal for requirements for speed-limiting devices on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) is among the top concerns in the trucking industry, according to a new American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) report. On October 22, the ATRI released its 18th annual top industry issues report, identifying leading industry concerns, such […]
Motor carriers now must obtain motor vehicle records (MVRs) annually for their drivers from Canadian and Mexican licensing authorities, as well as from State Driver’s Licensing Agencies, under a March 9 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) final rule (87 Federal Register (FR) 13192). The FMCSA is dropping the requirement for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) […]
On February 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to update the agency’s powered industrial trucks regulations to reflect current industry practice and state-of-the-art technology (87 Federal Register (FR) 8755). The proposal would update design and manufacturing requirements for powered industrial trucks, including fork trucks, tractors, platform lift […]