Transportation Safety

Parents encouraged to establish rules of the road for teen drivers

Teens should sign a safe driving contract
November 8, 2012

With car crashes the leading cause of deaths for U.S. teens, the  U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are urging parents to set and enforce safe driving ground rules for their teens.

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Conn., Mass. get grants to help enforce texting/driving bans

November 6, 2012

With laws in 39 states prohibiting texting while driving, there’s considerable agreement that the practice is dangerous. How to enforce such bans, though, is a process that is still under development.

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NSC names leadership winners for advocating teen driving safety

November 2, 2012

The National Safety Council has announced Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and ADEPT Driver as the winners of its 4th annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, supported by the General Motors Foundation.

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Summit Training Source releases new online DOT: Driver Wellness Program

October 29, 2012

Due to an unhealthy lifestyle and lack of good nutritional options while traveling, truck drivers are categorically one of the unhealthiest populations in our country.

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NTSB to meet on fatal truck-train accident in Nevada

October 26, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a Board meeting next week to determine the probable cause of train-truck collision in Nevada that killed six people and injured fifteen.

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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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Captain Sully’s moment of crisis

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo
October 24, 2012

In an exclusive one-on-one interview Monday morning, Chesley Sullenberger III was asked what is the one most important thing safety professionals should do during a crisis.

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Former Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole honored at National Safety Congress

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo
October 23, 2012

The National Safety Council has recognized the Honorable Elizabeth Dole with the Council’s Flame of Life Award as one of the century’s foremost leaders in safety. The award, which recognizes significant lifesaving contributions to safety, has only been awarded three times.

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Rock ‘n’ community: Connections for a cause rocks Orlando

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from Florida
October 22, 2012

On Oct. 22, the National Safety Council, in town for its annual Congress & Expo at the Orange County Convention Center, will host Rock ‘n’ Community: Connections for a Cause™, a networking and philanthropy event to raise funds for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and teen safe driving efforts.

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Airline worker safety alliance renewed

October 18, 2012
OSHA and the Airline Ground Safety Panel have renewed their alliance to address hazards and worker injuries related to operating aviation ground support equipment.

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