Transportation Safety

NTSB calls for recorders, signage to improve rail safety

February 19, 2014

A Dec. 2013 train derailment that killed four people and injured dozens of others has produced a flurry of safety recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which is calling for the use of inward and outward facing audio and image recorders, among other things.


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Should airline passengers get to use cell phones in flight?

DOT wants your opinion
February 18, 2014

While pilots and co-pilots are prohibited from using cell phones and other personal electronic devices (PEDs) inflight, the jury is still out on whether passengers will get to wirelessly chat while en route to their destinations.


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Highway fatalities an “epidemic,” says NTSB

February 17, 2014

Transportation fatalities in the United States increased by three percent in 2012 from 2011, according to preliminary figures released recently by the National Transportation Safety Board.


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FAA bans PEDs in the cockpit

February 17, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week today issued a final rule that reinforces that airline pilots cannot use PEDs for personal use in all operations.


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Train derails in Penn., spilling thousands of gallons of oil

Company official says spill is “contained”
February 14, 2014

Less than two months after a similar incident in North Dakota, a train carrying crude oil derailed yesterday in Pennsylvania, spilling an estimated 3-4,000 gallons of oil. Twenty-one tank cars of the 120-car Norfolk Southern Corp. train left the tracks at a turn near the Kiskiminetas River in Vandergrift, a small town in western Pennsylvania.


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Captain’s decision to sail into path of hurricane caused ship to sink

Two died injured when ship that “chased hurricanes” encountered Hurricane Sandy
February 11, 2014

A captain’s “reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy” was the probable cause of the sinking of a ship off the North Carolina coast in October 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released yesterday. The captain and one crewmember died in the accident. Three other crewmembers were seriously injured.


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Reduce the potential for costly hazmat incidents

J. J. Keller’s new training program addresses all four areas of required training…including the most challenging one
February 6, 2014

Incidents involving hazardous materials can devastate a company. For hazmat employees, they can result in serious injuries, or worse. They can also cause damage to a company’s reputation, equipment, property, product and the environment.


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Fewer U.S. kids dying in car crashes

Child passenger deaths decreased 43 percent from 2002 - 2011
February 5, 2014

Motor vehicle crash deaths among children age 12 and younger decreased by 43 percent from 2002-2011, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Taking a cruise? How safe will you be?

NTSB to explore that question in an upcoming forum
February 4, 2014

The recent spate of cruise ship catastrophes has caught the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which has announced that it will hold a public forum on cruise ship safety and oversight on March 25-26 in Washington.


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Who’s got your back?

January 29, 2014
When I was seven years old we came home one day from the grocery store and unloaded everything into the house while the car sat in the driveway.


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