Transportation Safety

NTSB urges better visibility for railroad signals

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Safety Alert that focuses on the visibility of railroad signals. On railroads, light-emitting diode (LED) railroad signals may mask nearby incandescent signals, preventing incandescent signals from being visible to train crews.


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More flying hazmat violations come to light

In the most recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) crackdown on companies who violate hazardous materials regulations, seven U.S. companies are facing heavy fines for failing to label their hazmat shipments – and to train their employees on how to safely ship hazmat and how to respond if something goes wrong with it.


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Traffic fatalities decline in 2013

Roadway deaths at an historic low

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the 2013 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data that shows a 3.1 percent decrease from the previous year and a nearly 25 percent decline in overall highway deaths since 2004.


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Metro-North employee gets largest-ever whistleblower settlement

Connecticut worker was fired, intimidated after being injured on the job

Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company's actions against an injured worker have resulted in the largest punitive damages ever in a retaliation case under the Federal Railroad Safety Act. A recent investigation by OSHA found that the worker, who was employed as a coach cleaner for the commuter rail carrier, was retaliated against after reporting the knee injury he suffered on Nov. 17, 2011.


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Fighting fatigue

Paul Proudlock went to bed at midnight to calibrate his sleep for a freight train he was to drive at 2 p.m. the next day. At 2:15 a.m., a Canadian Pacific dispatcher called him and asked him to take a passenger train in three hours.


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Situational awareness when driving:

Always know what’s going on behind you

Awareness of everything around you when you are driving is critical to safety. Using your eyes effectively to look well ahead is important but mirror use is also critical to stay aware of what's going on to the rear.


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Changes to NFPA 70E® – What You Need to Know

NFPA ® for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is revised every three years, providing the most up-to-date requirements for safe work practices to reduce exposure to electrical hazards. This program analyzes several significant changes in 70E ® and is designed to clarify the reasoning behind the changes, and assist in determining how the changes impact employees and employers.

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