Elaine Chao, nominee for Secretary of Transportation (DOT), promised lawmakers that, if confirmed, she would lead the agency in much the same way she led the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) under George W. Bush: prioritizing compliance over enforcement.
A number of states have various degrees of marijuana legalization. What does that mean for drug testing during hiring and other drug policy matters? Tim Thoelecke helps us find out. By Tim Thoelecke In fact, an estimated 23.9 million Americans currently use illicit drugs. Two-thirds of those are employed and may be working for you! […]
By Tim Thoelecke Marijuana legalization in many states is catching the attention of human resources professionals nationwide and is drawing attention to all drug use. Drug use poses a serious threat to employee safety and productivity, and illicit drug use often results in greater absenteeism, decreased productivity, and more. In fact, an estimated 23.9 million […]
Well, if this story isn’t for the birds! Painters working on the Girard Point Bridge in South Philadelphia, a prime nesting spot for peregrine falcons, and their employer are in trouble with the feds because they didn’t watch the birdies as required.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we reviewed training requirements for certain workers involved with asbestos-containing material. Today, we offer steps for developing a training program that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements for employees who handle hazardous materials.
(This is a continuation of the previous story) Exactly what standard of protection is acceptable in a QTFB debit card is unsettled. Not all cards are created equal, and some types do a better job of restricting transactions than others. Swafford maintains that the debit card program the DOT has implemented is not only […]
Q. Are there any regulations on how often you must have safety meetings? A. Federal OSHA has no regulation that states how often you must have safety meetings. There are regulations that mandate training on a schedule such as Bloodborne Pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030) training, which is required annually. Other general industry standards that require […]
Hazmat transportation regulations require employee training and establish the basic rules for educating employees. But it’s up to you to determine training needs and set up an effective training program. To help employers meet employee training requirements under the hazmat transportation regulations, DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) periodically publishes guidance materials. Here […]
The federal hazardous materials transportation regulations require the training of all hazmat employees. The purpose of training is to increase employees’ safety awareness and to reduce hazmat incidents. Any employee who meets the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) definition of a “hazmat employee” must be trained, tested, and certified by the employer to be able […]
Answer these quick questions to test your own knowledge about driving logs. Decide if each of these statements is true or false. Driver logs may be filled out at the end of each week. Logs must be turned in to the carrier at the end of each shift. Pre- and post-trip inspections should be logged […]