Transportation Safety

Domed and convex mirrors enhance safety

Since the creation of domed and convex mirrors as the answer to dangerous blind spots, some situations just don’t have a solution that works.


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2013 Drive Safely Work Week Toolkit available for free download

October 7–11 is Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW). The theme of the 2013 campaign is “Gear up for safe driving: Mind ·Body ·Vehicle.” DSWW is developed by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), a public-private partnership that promotes road safety on and off the job.


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After fatal accident, feds shut down TX trucking company

REDCO showed “blatant disregard” for safety rules

On Aug. 12, 2013, a truck operated by Laredo, Texas-based REDCO Transport, Ltd. crashed into a van stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 20 in Louisiana. Three people, including the truck driver, were killed.


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Traveling hazmats need better documentation, says TSB

Canadian, U.S. regulators called upon to make changes

In the wake of the deadly July 6 train derailment and explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Québec, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has issued safety advisory letters to Transport Canada and the United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, asking regulators to review the processes for suppliers and companies transporting or importing dangerous goods to ensure the properties of the goods are accurately determined and documented for safe transportation.


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NIOSH rolls out safety info for young working drivers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new set of factsheets to help young drivers stay safe on the job: one for employers and another one for parents and young workers.


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FAA finalizes safety policy for aircraft crew members

OSHA will enforce hazardous chemical, bloodborne pathogen exposures

The FAA and OSHA have issued a final policy for improving workplace safety for aircraft cabin crewmembers. While the FAA's aviation safety regulations take precedence, OSHA will be able to enforce certain occupational safety and health standards currently not covered by FAA oversight.


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Railroad company retaliated against workers who reported injuries

OSHA: Canadian National Railway a repeat offender

A train conductor who was fired for reporting his injury at the end of his shift – instead of at the moment it occurred – will be reinstated and will receive back wages damages, under an OSHA order to his employer. Another employee who was suspended for a similar reason will receive damages as well.


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Trucking HOS regulation survives legal challenge

Limiting drive time meant to limit driver fatigue, make roads safer

The American Trucking Association (ATA) lost its bid to have U.S. Transportation Department hours-of-service (HOS) regulations overturned by the Court of Appeals in Washington earlier this month. A three-judge panel most of the arguments made by the ATA as “highly technical points best left to the agency.”


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Memorial wall highlights work zone danger

Names of fatalities a reminder of the human cost of dangerous driving

As it has since 2002, the Illinois State Fair this year hosted a somber reminder of a transportation hazard: a wall memorializing the names of those killed in highway work zones.


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Fla. bus company put out of business by feds

Multiple safety violations found

A bus company that stranded 50 passengers along a N.C. freeway and kept them waiting 10 hours for a replacement coach has been shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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