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Standards update: Title 8 revisions take effect July 1
July 2014
The state Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) has finalized changes that are effective July 1 for Cal/OSHA standards in five areas: hand protection, digger derricks, powered industrial trucks, compaction equipment, and crane hand signals. . . . more »
NIOSH study examines long-haul trucker health
March 2014
A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that U.S. long-haul truck drivers were twice as likely to be obese compared t . . . more »
Injuries and illnesses: Transportation accidents, workplace violence top causes of fatal injuries; Is your industry at risk?
January 2012
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has released its preliminary Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data for 2011, a year in which 360 California workers died on the job, a 10 percent increase from 2010. . . . more »
DOT sting operation targets unsafe drivers
November 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that 287 commercial bus and truck drivers were removed from the roads during a spring 201 . . . more »
Featured resource: Drive home road safety with this checklist
October 2012
The first full week of October is Drive Safely Work Week, a nationwide observance sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), and this year's theme is "Back to Basics." . . . more »
Fleet Safety: Handheld Cell Phone Prohibition for Truckers Takes Effect; Hours-of-Service Restrictions Unchanged
March 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has finalized some critical and wide-reaching regulations for commercial drivers. Under the new rules, truckers can continue to drive 11 hours a day but cannot use handheld cell phones when driving behind the wheel. . . . more »
California bans use of personal electronic devices by transit drivers
December 2011
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has adopted a first-of-its-kind regulation prohibiting the use of wireless or portable personal electronic devices—such as cell phones—by r . . . more »
Featured Resource: 6 Essential Safe-Driving Behaviors
November 2011
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has published an analysis of driver, vehicle, and traffic-control safety measures that significantly reduce traffic deaths. Fleet safety managers and others can use the analysis to promote safe-driver behaviors with a high probability of reducing crash risk and severity and of saving lives. . . . more »
Trainer's Handbook: Protect Workers in the 'Cone Zone' with Well-Trained Flaggers
October 2011
Four Caltrans workers have died along California's highways in 2011--including 51-year-old Barry Robert Steele, who was struck and killed in July while working along Highway 91 in Riverside. . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Safety Checklist for Motor Vehicle Operators
COCA Online Exclusive August 2011
Cars, light trucks, minivans, and SUVs are so much a part of our daily lives that we sometimes forget or just ignore that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. You can use the safety checklist below, adapted from one created by the Texas Department of Insurance, as a regular inspection checklist for workers who drive these vehicles on the job. . . . more »
Distracted Driving: Federal Agency Proposes New Rules to Prevent Work-Related Distracted Driving
July 2011
The operator of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line train 3612 pulled out his phone just as he was approaching Government Center station in Boston. At about 7 p.m., he began punching in a text message to his girlfriend. Twelve seconds later, his train crashed into a stopped train without slowing, derailing one car from each train, sending 68 people to the hospital with injuries, and causing nearly $10 million dollars in damage. . . . more »
Fleet Safety: Deadly Trucking Accident Spurs NTSB Recommendations for Fatigue Management and Vehicle Safety
February 2011
Traffic was at a standstill in the eastbound lanes of the Will Rogers Turnpike just outside Miami, Oklahoma, on June 26, 2009; a minor accident had blocked the road. Truck driver Donald Creed, 76, was approaching the stopped traffic in his 18-wheeler, with his cruise control set at 69 miles per hour in the 75 mile-per-hour zone. What happened next has led the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to issue new recommendations on fatigue management for commercial motor carrier drivers. . . . more »
FMCSA bans texting while driving
November 2010
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a final rule that prohibits texting while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce and imposes sanctions--in . . . more »
Road Risks: R U Paying Attention? 2010 Drive Safely Work Week Focuses on Distracted Driving
October 2010
Frank Ryan was the "cosmetic surgeon to the stars." Reality TV and tabloid star Heidi Montag, rocker Gene Simmons, and actor Lorenzo Lamas were walking advertisements for his skills. . . . more »
Fleet Safety: FMCSA Implements 'Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010'; Learn the 'BASICS' of Safe Driving
October 2010
Every year, large trucks are in-volved in more than 350,000 crashes on America's roads. In 2008, large trucks were involved in 3,733 fatal crashes that killed 4,229 people and 64,000 crashes that injured 90,000 people. Another 297,000 crashes caused only property damage. That's a lot of big, heavy vehicles hitting other vehicles, people, and objects, sometimes at high speeds and with disastrous results. . . . more »
Fleet Safety: Employer Can Be Liable for Employee's Accident While Commuting; Don't Get Blindsided
September 2010
Maintaining a fleet of company-owned vehicles can create a headache for employers that must maintain the vehicles and provide training and oversight to the workers who use them. Employers whose workers don't often drive as part of their jobs may find it appealing to eliminate company-owned vehicles entirely and simply reimburse workers for mileage when they use their personal vehicles for their jobs. However, as a recent court case demonstrates, that option also has risks. . . . more »
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