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This article considers road rage through four emotions: anger, impatience, competing and punishing. Strong emotions plus driving a motorized vehicle are typically not a good mix, as the driver is not likely to be thinking clearly.
Loss of event data recorder (EDR) or “black box” data is one of the biggest problems in trucking accident litigation today. While the market for EDR monitoring software has exploded in recent years, accident experts and attorneys are finding that much of this technology is incorrectly downloaded, analyzed and stored, creating legal and financial risks that can threaten the very existence of the company that makes use of it.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uses data reactively and proactively to prevent accidents and manage safety risks.
A concoction of good intentions, a splash of overconfidence and a pinch of perceived pressure to hurry up can be a deadly mixture for anyone going somewhere or trying to get something done. Unfortunately, my family and I have tasted this lethal witch’s brew.
Management commitment, cultural change and employee buy-in are all key elements to successful implementation of a telematics solution.
The Transportation Practice Specialty (TPS) was asked to establish a subcommittee on distracted driving in February 2012. The issue of distracted driving is a major initiative for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and OSHA.
Roadway work zones feature both unique hazards and those typical to building construction sites, but safety professionals also must consider motorists when developing safety plans.
This training package was developed by Integrated Risk Solutions and made freely available as open source content to assist organizations in complying with the OSHA requirement 1910.1200(j)(1), which states “Employers shall train employees regarding the new label elements and safety data sheets format by December 1, 2013.”
The training package includes a presentation covering the basics of the changes to HAZCOM under GHS, including the new label format, pictograms, signal words, and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format, as well as a quiz and answer sheet to test employee understanding.
Please use, modify, and share this resource as open source material, but please provide credit to Integrated Risk Solutions.
An effective fleet safety program addresses a wide range of motor vehicle exposures, including employees’ use of company vehicles, personal vehicles, hired vehicles and public transportation.
The four basic program elements are:
• driver selection;
• safe driving expectations;
• driver performance monitoring and assessment;
• training that incorporates company expectations and safe driving concepts
GHS training resources to help address December 1, 2013 OSHA HAZCOM requirement. Training presentation/handouts covering Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) HAZCOM topics employees must be trained on prior to December 1, 2013. File also includes a quiz and quiz answer sheet.
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