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FMCSA National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created a national drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse that will take effect on Jan. 6, 2020. The regulation that established the clearinghouse was required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

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The Top 5 Mistakes Holding Back Your Health and Safety Program

Have you ever stopped to think about what might be holding back your health and safety process from eliminating hazards in a proactive and successful way?

Understanding how safety is defined has changed over time. It is ideal for an executive to believe that having no accidents (one of the top..

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OSHA’s SST-16 Inspection Plan Targets Worksites Based on 2016 Reports

On Oct. 16, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a “site-specific targeting” (SST) plan that uses employer-submitted data from 2016 to select non-construction worksites for inspections. The plan, known as SST-16, is one of several OSHA initiatives that direct..

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OSHA Electronic Reporting Reminder

Are you required to electronically submit injury and illness to OSHA next month? If so, the deadline is quickly approaching.

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Lock Out/Tag Out: It’s not Just for Your Maintenance Department

In the past 16 years, I’ve unfortunately seen my fair share of crushed extremities and amputations while working as a safety manager and as a risk control consultant. In many cases, injured employees didn’t effectively control hazardous energy prior to performing maintenance or service on..

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2018 CVSA Roadcheck to Focus on Hours-of-service Compliance

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck will run June 5-7, 2018. During the International Roadcheck, inspectors will conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating..

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Achieve World-Class Safety with a Safety Management System Evaluation

How is your safety process working? Is it providing the results you want?

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4 Elements of a Successful Health and Safety Program

Every business wants to do all they can to prevent injuries from occurring on the job. A serious fire, a permanent injury, or the death of an employee or owner can cause loss of profits or even an entire business. To prevent such losses, you don't need to turn your business upside down. You may..

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Fatigue Among Your Shift Workers

Author: Rich Johnston

Category: Health and Safety

It is difficult to adjust to shift work, and the unconventional schedule takes a toll on your workers. Research shows that people who sleep during the day have lower quality sleep, and often struggle to get an adequate amount of sleep. Plus, workers on a night shift schedule tend to have poor..

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How to Get the Most out of your Safety Meetings

It is that time of year in the Construction world: time to hold annual Safety Meetings.  Prior to the spring start-up it is a great idea, and best practice, to get your team together and start the year off on the right foot.  Use this time to roll out any new policies and procedures you will be..

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