Washington – The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a stay of requirements until March 21 for its final rule mandating commuter and intercity passenger railroads create and implement a system safety program.
Washington – The Department of Labor has renewed the charter of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, which advises the secretary of labor on safety in the maritime industry.
Washington – A new Department of Transportation railroad crossing safety ad campaign is aimed at male motorists in the states that have the nation’s 15 most dangerous crossings, as well as those that experienced 75 percent of crossing incidents in 2015.
Salt Lake City – Commercial truck drivers who have at least three health issues have as much as quadruple the crash risk of healthier drivers, according to a study from the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Arlington, VA – A lack of safe, available parking spaces forces many commercial motor vehicle drivers to stop in undesignated or unauthorized areas such as highway shoulders and ramps, according to the results of a survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute – the research arm of the American Trucking Associations.
Boston – More than 1 out of 8 commercial airline pilots meet the criteria for clinical depression, and a small percentage have suicidal thoughts, according to a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.