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Occupational Safety and Health Laws in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, Governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada

This is a historic document titled "Occupational Safety and Health Laws in the United States, Mexico, and Canada". This document would be of value to those SH&E Professionals with goblal responsibilities including Mexico and Canada. The document gives and overview and summary of each country and then does provide some comparisons.


Develop and Sustain an Effective Fleet Safety Program – Z15 Can Help, Brian S. Hammer & William J. Hinderks & Stephanie G. Pratt & Peggy Ross

Learn how the ANSI/ASSE Z15.1-2012 standard provides a framework for developing, implementing and monitoring fleet safety programs. This document begins with an overview of the standard and its applicability to all types of fleets. Learn how Z15.1 helps organizations assess risks, audit existing programs and track performance.


DOT Compliance and Auto Safety - VIDEO, Charlie Halfen

In this resource, learn about Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory compliance and auto safety issues.


ASSE Government Affairs Committee Update - VIDEO, Jim Thornton

This Safety 2013 conference presentation provides an update on the ASSE Government Affairs Committee.


Identifying and Changing Behaviors That Contribute to Truck Driver Injuries, Peter Van Dyne

This article will summarize a study of higher cost injuries for the trucking industry. The activities the workers were engaged in when they were injured will be summarized and action plans for behavioral observations and related control plans will be discussed using examples from large and mid-sized trucking companies.


Safe Driving For Every Season, Philip Moser

It's summer - kids in the streets. It's autumn - school zones, buses and deer. It's winter - holiday drinkers and snow. It's spring - rain and increased traffic. All seasons present hazards that are challenging and dangerous. This article addresses these hazards and provides important information that will help drivers stay safe.


A Matter of Time, Thomas J. Bukowski

The traditional U.S. workweek is 40 hours. But some truck drivers work nearly twice that amount each week – with a 34-hour “weekend” – behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound vehicle. The length and timing of a truck driver’s workweek is at the heart of the debate over the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s latest changes to its hours-of-service regulations for propertycarrying commercial motor vehicle operators.


Safety Culture in Transportation, Thomas J. Bukowski

A forum examined major transportation incidents and found that they share a primary contributor: an ineffective safety culture at the companies responsible, according to investigators at a National Transportation Safety Board forum that took place Sept. 10-11. Investigators stated that in each incident, workers had been made aware of safety hazards or processes months or years before disaster struck. These hazards or processes included malfunctioning train control systems, five-yearold corrosion on a crucial segment of pipeline and evidence of unsafe wing design on the experimental aircraft.


Does Driving Safety Apply to Agricultural Businesses?, Tabitha A. Laser

If you work for an agricultural business, you may wonder what value driving safety adds to your operations. “Farmers have been driving forever and know what they are doing” and “There are no driving risks on farms” are just a few of the statements I have heard through the years. However, this popular misconception is widespread and needs to be addressed.


Distracted Driving 1, Harry Peppas

Distracted driving is much more than just texting and talking on the phone. These days, people are doing more things in their vehicles that take their eyes off the road. Lately, texting while driving has received the most attention, but I have seen drivers do even more dangerous things, such as work on a crossword puzzle while in slow-moving traffic. This article highlights the distractions not related to cell phone use that can cause a driver to a near-miss or collision.


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