Category Archives: Safety

Marijuana-impaired drivers

Marijuana-impaired drivers

Trucking research group recommends ways to stem increasing threat to commercial drivers A new study urges state and federal governments to take stronger actions to improve the ability of law enforcement to seek to identify and deter the growing danger of marijuana-impaired driving. A study of our current state of knowledge about the topic was recently […]

Protecting young and temporary workers on jobsites

Protecting young and temporary workers on jobsites

OSHA has a dedicated page on their website outlining safety practices for young workers and/or temporary employees. While these practices are generally in line with most corporate safety programs, the goal is of course to train all workers in the recognition of hazards on jobsites. Since young workers are typically inexperienced in the industry, and […]

OSHA requests information on possible updates to the Lockout/Tagout standard

OSHA requests information on possible updates to the Lockout/Tagout standard

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information on a possible update to the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)) standard. The Agency is interested in comments on the use of control circuit-type devices to isolate energy, as well as the evolving technology for robotics. OSHA […]

Work zone safety: Traffic control plans and intrusion prevention

NAPA Webinar Tuesday, September 10 Road construction work zones are inherently dangerous places. Learn about best practices associated with keeping safe in the work zone. Training will include review of NAPA’s online internal traffic control training modules and is targeted toward equipment operators, truck drivers, and ground laborers involved with all aspects of road construction. […]

ARTBA Safety Week challenge to highway contractors: Certify your employees. Save lives!

Home to the Industry’s Only Internationally-Accredited Safety Program: www.puttingsafetyfirst.org WASHINGTON, DC — As the annual “Construction Safety Week” gets underway, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Foundation is challenging U.S. transportation contractors to enroll their workers in the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program. The SCTPP was launched to help significantly […]