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Examiner bulk reporting capability will help expedite commercial driver certificates

February 12, 2014 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

The countdown to enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new commercial driver medical examiner program continues. The day of reckoning is May 21.

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Topics: occupational health, healthcare, industrial, driver safety, employee health, transportation

While U.S. government slumbers, President signs a commercial driver sleep disorder bill

October 21, 2013 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

Transportation companies, commercial drivers and the medical professionals who certify them as physically fit for duty may be in for another long ride – legislatively speaking, that is.

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Topics: occupational health, Featured, industrial, transportation, risk management

Drug-free workplace programs speak volumes about health and safety

February 06, 2013 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

Drug-free workplace programs are considered by many to be an effective way for employers to demonstrate their commitment to health and safety.

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Topics: occupational health, transportation, risk management, employees, human resources

Remembering a chlorine derailment

June 28, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

It doesn’t seem like eight years since I had a run-in with a railcar of “skull and crossbones,” but today was the day. At that time I was a Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) with the U.S. EPA in Dallas, TX. FOSCs are the lead for agency responses to oil and hazardous substance releases and have full authority to direct all public and private resources to stop or prevent a release.

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Topics: training, occupational health, workplace safety, healthcare, injury prevention, EHS, transportation, risk management

Training and certification required to perform commercial driver exams

June 15, 2012 - Posted by Natalie P Hartenbaum

Truck drivers will soon be required to obtain required physical examinations from medical professionals who are listed on a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).

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Topics: occupational health, workplace safety, transportation