Electrical safety for workers in non-electrical jobs

Asher TobinBuilding and Construction, In The News, Safety Fact Sheets

Showing CMV Coming into contact with Power lines

Click Here For IBT Power Line Awareness Fact sheet Electrical safety group unveils videos, infographics for workers in non-electrical jobs Originally published on National Safety Council Website The Electrical Safety Foundation International has introduced several resources aimed at workers in “occupations that traditionally receive little to no electrical training.” In an April 30 press release, ESFI President Brett Brenner says… Continue Reading Electrical safety for workers in non-electrical jobs

Jury Awards Track Inspector Whistleblower $1.05M in Damages

Asher TobinIn The News, Rail

rail crash

Jury Awards Track Inspector Whistleblower $1.05M in Damages Posted on The National Law Review  Sunday, February 24, 2019 by Jason Zuckerman On February 19th, a Colorado jury awarded Brandon Fresquez $1,050,000 in damages in his FRSA whistleblower retaliation claim against BNSF Railway Company.  The verdict form reveals that the jury awarded $800,000 in emotional distress damages and $250,000 in punitive damages.  This significant win underscores… Continue Reading Jury Awards Track Inspector Whistleblower $1.05M in Damages

BNSF Railway Track Worker Gets New Retaliation Trial

Asher TobinIn The News, Rail

BNSF Railway Track Worker Gets New Retaliation Trial Originally Posted on Bloomberg BNA –  Jan. 30, 2019, 4:15 PM District court judge failed to properly instruct jury Worker alleged termination in retaliation for injury report A former BNSF Railway Co. laborer’s claim he was fired after reporting his workplace injury is back on track. The U.S. Court of Appeals for… Continue Reading BNSF Railway Track Worker Gets New Retaliation Trial

Truck Driver Fatalities Rose in 2017

Asher TobinAll Divisions, In The News

DC Public WOrks CMV

The 2017 BLS fatality census was released Tuesday December 18th, 2018 at https://www.bls.gov/iif/#News. Below is an article originally posted on Overdrive.  (Overdrive) Truck driver occupational fatalities rose in 2017 to the highest number since at least 2003, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS says the 840 truck drivers killed on the job in… Continue Reading Truck Driver Fatalities Rose in 2017

Ottawa Testing Saliva For Cannabis

Asher TobinIn The News

The DrugTest 5000 is an easy to use mobile drug screening system that uses oral fluid to test for seven types of the most commonly abused drugs. This quick drug test provides a non-invasive alternative to the hassle of collecting urine or blood samples. FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT USE ONLY

The Province: Ottawa set to approve first device for testing drivers’ saliva for cannabis Roadside saliva-testing devices were authorized by Bill C-46, a massive overhaul of Canada’s impaired driving laws that passed in June The Draeger DrugTest 5000, produced by a company based in Germany. The device is already approved in other countries, including the United Kingdom and Germany, though a… Continue Reading Ottawa Testing Saliva For Cannabis

BMWED HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDY

Asher TobinIn The News, Press Release, Rail

Railroad Equipment

BMWED HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDY – SUMMARY REPORT TO THE MEMBERSHIP This document is a Summary Report to the BMWED membership outlining the key findings of the Occupational Safety and Health research project. The Summary Report was authored by a team of highly-credentialed medical and academic researchers with extensive experience in workplace safety and health, both nationally and internationally. The… Continue Reading BMWED HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDY

Researchers Test Transportation Safety of Radioactive Fuel

Asher TobinIn The News, Rail

A train traveling down a track

Researchers test transportation safety of radioactive fuel (SantaFe New Mexican – The Associated Press) The preliminary data from a test shipment of mock spent nuclear fuel that traveled from Spain to Colorado is showing promising signs, Sandia National Laboratories officials said. Researchers from the Albuquerque lab tested the safety of transporting highly radioactive fuel last year by sending a mock… Continue Reading Researchers Test Transportation Safety of Radioactive Fuel

Carrier ordered to pay driver $17k for refused load firing

Asher TobinFreight, In The News, Press Release

Freight trucks along a highway from the perspective of a car driver behind them

Carrier ordered to pay driver $17k for refused load firing By Jill Dunn of CCJ Central Cal Transportation must pay a driver $16,723 after the Department of Labor concluded the carrier violated whistleblower protection by firing her for refusing an overweight load. A DOL administrative law judge ordered CCT to pay Bernadine Poulter $11,723 in back wages and interest, $5,000… Continue Reading Carrier ordered to pay driver $17k for refused load firing

Transportation Industry Asks OSHA for Whistleblower Improvements

Asher TobinIn The News, Press Release

The OSHA logo. The "o" is a camera lens

Transportation Industry Asks OSHA for Whistleblower Improvements (Transport Topics) Raising awareness of OSHA’s whistleblower rules would improve the agency’s enforcement of laws banning retaliation against employees in the rail and trucking industries, business and worker representatives said. At issue is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s plan to upgrade its whistleblower protection program. On June 12, at the Department of… Continue Reading Transportation Industry Asks OSHA for Whistleblower Improvements