Safe Driving in Winter Conditions

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Each year, winter storms cover US roadways with snow, sleet, and freezing rain. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) over 70 percent of US roads are located in snowy regions. Beyond causing traffic jams and business closings, winter weather creates driving conditions that are a serious risk to the safety of drivers and their… Read more »

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Promoting Rail Grade Crossing Safety

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On the evening of February 3, 2015, a driver of a Mercedes SUV passed through the hamlet of Valhalla, NY, in Westchester County, twenty miles north of the Bronx. For reasons unknown, possibly to avoid a traffic jam, she strayed from her normal route. The skies were clear and visibility was good for a typical… Read more »

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How to Prevent School Bus Accidents

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In spite of our best efforts to make them the most highly visible vehicles on the road, unfortunately, the School Bus is still involved in all too many accidents. More times than not, the accident is the fault of the ‘other driver’. A school-transportation-related crash is a crash that involves, either directly or indirectly, a… Read more »

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Heavy Equipment Safety

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Operation of heavy mobile equipment such as excavators, loaders, graders, rollers, and bulldozers, can create hazardous situations when operated in proximity to other equipment and workers.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of construction industry fatalities involve heavy equipment. Hazards include workers being: Struck by moving equipment Crushed between equipment and other… Read more »

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Distracted Driving – Truth and Consequences

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Drivers who have found themselves stuck in the middle of a ‘rush hour’ jam have seen examples of distracted driving at their most amusing.  Like the guy eating a bowl of cereal and steering with his knees.  Or someone brushing their teeth.  Then there’s the one reading the paper spread across the steering wheel.  Or… Read more »

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How to Tarp a Truck Safely

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Almost every industry relies on trucking to move their products. When freight needs to be moved, there are many unique exposures to consider. Lumber yards, trash haulers, gravel operations and many other industries need to tarp their loads to keep their products secure as they travel down the highway. There are some general rules to… Read more »

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Farm Tractor Safety

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Farming has never been an easy occupation – long hours, non-cooperative weather, fickle commodity prices and the possibility of severe injury.  Agriculture is among the most dangerous industries with only transportation/warehousing and construction being more dangerous. Agriculture has the highest fatal work injury rate (24.4 per 100,000 full time workers) of all industries1. Among specific… Read more »

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