Articles Tagged with ''transportation''

Limits on truckers hours being fought in court

It’s safety advocates v. DOT in long-disputed issue
March 15, 2013

A new battle in the long legal war over truckers’ hours of service (HOS) is taking place in a federal appellate court in Washington, D.C. today. Nonprofit consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is attempting to force the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to require what it calls “meaningful limits” on the hours truckers may drive – limits that Congress called for nearly 20 years ago, in an effort to improve transportation safety.


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NTSB: Fatigue remains a transportation danger

March 5, 2013

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is using National Sleep Awareness Week as an opportunity to remind the transportation industry of the importance of adequate sleep. NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said fatigue is a serious safety issue across all modes of transportation.


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U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood to step down

January 30, 2013

This morning, Secretary Ray LaHood announced to the employees of the U.S. Department of Transportation that after serving for four years in President Obama’s Cabinet, he would not be staying on for the second term. The Secretary sent the following email to DOT employees across the country, informing them of his plans:


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NTSB Chairman to testify on pipeline safety

January 28, 2013

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman is testifying about pipeline safety today before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hersman will provide an overview of the NTSB’s ongoing investigation into the cause of a natural gas transmission pipeline rupture that occurred in Sissonville, West Virginia on Dec.11, 2012.


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Flight attendants can now turn to OSHA with safety concerns

December 4, 2012

Although Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety regulations will still take precedence, a new FAA proposal for addressing flight attendant workplace safety will allow OSHA to enforce certain occupational safety and health standards currently not covered by FAA oversight.


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Weekly news round up

November 17, 2012

Here are the top EHS-related news stories of the week from www.ISHN.com:


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NTSB releases 2013 Most Wanted List of transportation challenges

#1 killer: Impaired driving
November 14, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board today released its 2013 Most Wanted List, with six of the ten issues focusing on highway travel where most transportation fatalities take place and includes the number one killer on the list: substance-impaired driving.


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Tired, fired trucker ordered reinstated

Company told OSHA he quit
October 26, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor has settled its whistleblower case against Tennessee trucking company Mark Alvis Inc., owner Mark Alvis and dispatcher Jack Taylor for terminating an employee who refused to operate a vehicle because he was ill, fatigued and did not have sufficient remaining hours to complete a delivery.
 


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ICC Compliance Center is proud to celebrate 25 years in business

October 17, 2012

ICC Compliance Center (ICC) is proud to announce its 25 year anniversary as a premier provider of hazmat compliance solutions for regulatory transportation and workplace safety. 


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NTSB to offer courses in disaster response, accident investigation

September 27, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board is offering courses in disaster response, post-accident communications, and accident investigation in the coming months at its training center just outside Washington:


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