We’ve all been there. You’re driving alone, maybe at night, and your eyelids start to feel droopy. It’s almost impossible to keep focus when that feeling hits. It’s very common—and it’s extremely dangerous. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety notes that more than a third of drivers report falling asleep behind the wheel at some […]
National Work Zone Awareness Week brings much needed attention to motorist and worker safety issues in work zones. The 2017 theme is “Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands,” which highlights the complexities of work zones and the need for awareness by everyone affected by work zones – DOTs, road workers, drivers, bicyclists, motorcycles, pedestrians, […]
Workers face a variety of cold weather hazards, including cold stress and its physical consequences. But cold stress is not the only hazard that workers face during the winter months. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, winter driving, shoveling snow, working at heights while clearing snow, and walking safely on snow and ice are all additional concerns […]
The countdown to enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new commercial driver medical examiner program continues. The day of reckoning is May 21.
As safety firsts go, this is hardly one to brag about…It turns out Steady Eddy, my quintessential pilot, may actually be Sleepy Eddy.