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Work-home interference contributes to burnout

Especially for women, lowering work-home conflicts may reduce burnout
April 11, 2014

Conflicts between work and home — in both directions — are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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FRA to issue proposed rule on minimum train crew size

"You never allow a single point of failure"
April 11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Wednesday announced its intention to issue a proposed rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and establishing minimum crew size standards for most main line freight and passenger rail operations.


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NHTSA announces final rule requiring rear visibility technology

April 11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule requiring rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018. This new rule will significantly reduce the risk of fatalities and serious injuries caused by backover accidents.


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Ten killed in Calif. truck-school bus accident

April 11, 2014

A collision between a truck and a school bus early this morning on a California freeway killed ten people and injured dozens more.


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Tips for safe tires

April 10, 2014

The only thing that keeps you on the road is your tires, so their condition is critical to safety. You should check them regularly. Q: When you check your tires, what should you look for/check? Answers can be: Tread depth and condition: there are “wear markers”' that will show when your tire is worn to the point of needing replacement.


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NTSB: NY ferry crashed because of captain’s confusion

Switching between modes caused speed increase
April 9, 2014

The captain of the ferry that struck a pier in NY in January 2013, seriously injuring four people, lost control because of confusion about the mode in which the ferry was operating, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which has issued its report on the accident.


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Is your pilot flying tired because of sleep apnea?

FAA clarifies how condition affects pilot medical evaluations
March 31, 2014

In response to concerns from the aviation medical community, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has sent out draft guidance for Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) to key industry medical representatives to review within 14 days. Untreated OSA has always been and will continue to be a disqualifying medical condition.


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NTSB’s recommendation for wrong airport landings: Pay attention

March 28, 2014

Following two recent incidents in which transport category airplanes landed at the wrong airports, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Safety Alert to remind pilots of the vigilance required to avoid such potentially catastrophic mistakes.


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Risks and Road Rage: why driver safety is more than just skill

March 28, 2014

When we survey drivers during our training courses, we regularly have over 90% of participants rating themselves as better than average drivers. You probably fall into this group too. It’s almost certainly true; most of the time at least.


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Operator of Chicago train that crashed may have been asleep

March 25, 2014

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators said the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line station at O'Hare International Airport will not be up and running until this afternoon at the earliest, after a train jumped the tracks early Monday, injuring 32 people.


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