As illustrated by the Cooper Tire & Rubber case, OSHA has used the General Duty Clause in a way never originally intended.
In this interview published on the National Safety Council website, Rose McMurrary, Chief Transportation Advisor for FDRsafety says much has changed in safety in recent decades. Workplace injuries and deaths used to be considered an unfortunate byproduct of a robust economy and steady national growth; today, there is much broader citizen support for setting limits and standards for worker safety. Read the full interview.
President Barack Obama has been sworn in for a second term. Now comes the hard part: another 4 years of governing. In this article, FDRsafety President Jim Stanley suggests that a second term agenda include addressing outdated OSHA standards. Read the full article.
Some good-faith efforts by employers to motivate employees to work safely are running afoul of OSHA, writes Jim Stanley, President of FDRsafety, in EHS Today. But in an attempt to clarify its position, OSHA has cast a net that is too wide and only will lead to confusion over how a company may use incentives to motivate workers. Read the full article.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has investigated the issue of sleep disorders for several years now and it’s becoming increasingly clear the agency will move on the issue soon. But it’s not enough for a trucking company to simply wait for the federal government to act, writes Rose McMurrary, Chief Transportation Advisor for FDRsafety. Read the full article.
While there may be a number of potential divisions between federal transportation regulators and the trucking industry, few seem as difficult as the reporting of crash history, writes Rose McMurray, Chief Transportation Advisor to FDRsafety. Read the full article.