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.
Transportation companies, commercial drivers and the medical professionals who certify them as physically fit for duty may be in for another long ride – legislatively speaking, that is.
Drug-free workplace programs are considered by many to be an effective way for employers to demonstrate their commitment to health and safety.
Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show work-related fatal injuries decreased from 4,690 in 2010 to 4,609 in 2011, while private industry employers reported nearly 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses for an incidence rate of 3.5 per 100 workers, unchanged from 2010.
A few months ago, I wrote about the success of OSHA’s Online Outreach Education efforts. (OSHA: Measuring Success) Online training remains one of most popular and cost effective ways to deliver OSHA training.
It doesn’t seem like eight years since I had a run-in with a railcar of “skull and crossbones,” but today was the day. At that time I was a Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) with the U.S. EPA in Dallas, TX. FOSCs are the lead for agency responses to oil and hazardous substance releases and have […]
Truck drivers will soon be required to obtain required physical examinations from medical professionals who are listed on a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).