The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) opened a docket yesterday for its ongoing investigation of a fatal 2015 Tennessee highway work zone crash, involving a semitractor-trailer and eight passenger vehicles.
Drivers who get angry when other motorists wait until the last possible moment to merge in construction zones need to reconsider their long-held notions of highway courtesy, transportation officials in a growing number of states are concluding.
Traffic accidents are up 20 percent in Fort Worth this year, and if you take a drive on I-35W it’s easy to see why.
The traffic-clogged, construction-heavy corridor is home to nine of the city’s top 10 crash locations the last three years, according to statistics by the police department.
One-hour work stoppage helps laborers avoid being struck by distracted drivers
March 25, 2015
The Federal Highway Administration, the state of Georgia and local government organizations are partnering with OSHA to sponsor a one-hour Safety Stand-Down at construction sites in Georgia in conjunction with National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week this week.
Better weather means an increase in highway construction projects across the U.S., with a corresponding increase in danger for those working on those projects. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says that highway improvement projects being performed on roadways that are open to traffic are expanding as the nation’s highway infrastructure ages and agencies focus on rebuilding existing roadways instead of building new ones.
Forty-five percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America).
Oil and gas industry, electrical safety, workers comp costs make news
December 14, 2013
E-cigarettes getting into the wrong hands, a new option for OSHA whistleblowers and developments in the NY train derailment were among this week’s top EHS- and health-related stories as featured on ISHN.com.
Among the articles in the October 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we answer questions on dangerous dusts, discuss respiratory protection programs and the risks and benefits of smoke tubes, and learn how to get creative with training programs.