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    • Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses Continue to Decline in the Workplace

      Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses Continue to Decline in the Workplace

      According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, private employers reported 48,000 fewer nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015 as compared to 2014. The rate reflects a pattern of annual decline present for the last 13 years, except […]

    • DOT Again Delays Effective Date for Truck Driver Training

      DOT Again Delays Effective Date for Truck Driver Training

      Congress, various safety groups, as well as the families of crash victims have been working for more than 20 years to get the U.S. Department of Transportation to act on a basic commercial driver’s license entry level training rule. Regulatory […]

    • Legislation to End Vehicle Inspections in Texas Stalls Out

      Legislation to End Vehicle Inspections in Texas Stalls Out

      Texas is currently one of only 15 states that still require safety inspections for vehicles, but Senate Bill 1588 would have eliminated that process, saving drivers valuable time as well as $7 per vehicle per year. The bill was sponsored […]

    • Worker Safety at Risk as new OSHA Program Still in Limbo

      Worker Safety at Risk as new OSHA Program Still in Limbo

      After the Occupational Safety and Health Administration failed to set up a website for approximately 450,000 companies that are required to submit employee injury and illness reports electronically, federal regulators announced that they will extend the companies’ deadline beyond July […]

    • Feds Propose Speed Device Be Required on Large Trucks

      Feds Propose Speed Device Be Required on Large Trucks

      With pressure and financial consequences to make deliveries on schedule, it’s no wonder semi-trailer truck drivers sometimes push and exceed posted speed limits. But a proposed federal rule would make that difficult.   What the Rule Would Require The National […]

    • Study Says Most Drive Unsafe when Phones Are Along for the Ride

      Study Says Most Drive Unsafe when Phones Are Along for the Ride

      Many people use their phones to text, talk, or surf while they drive—whether or not they choose to admit it. When averting one’s eyes for just seconds could result in a life-changing accident, U.S. drivers are reported to spend a […]

    • As Road Construction Increases, So Do Work Zone Accidents

      As Road Construction Increases, So Do Work Zone Accidents

      In 2014, there were 669 fatalities nationwide as a result of crashes in work zones, or 1.8 work-zone fatalities per day. In the state of Texas where they are currently experiencing phenomenal growth—the city of Austin in particular—there are currently […]

    • Is Texas Finally Ready to Ban Texting While Driving?

      Is Texas Finally Ready to Ban Texting While Driving?

      On March 31 along a state highway in south Texas, the driver of a pickup truck ran head-on into a church bus traveling in the opposite direction—killing 13 senior members of the First Baptist Church in New Braunfels. Video prior to the accident […]

    • Texas Lawmakers Consider Removing Red-Light Cameras

      Texas Lawmakers Consider Removing Red-Light Cameras

      At a time when red-light camera tickets are increasing in Texas, two red-light camera bills could reach the state senate for consideration soon. One such bill would ban red-light cameras statewide, while the other would prevent county and state officials […]

    • I’ve Been Injured in a Construction Accident: Now What?

      I’ve Been Injured in a Construction Accident: Now What?

      According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of 10 construction workers are injured at work sites each year, most often from falls, which are the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. If you’re […]