Washington – Drivers 55 and older face double the risk of dying in a work-related motor vehicle crash than younger workers, according to a new fact sheet from NIOSH on how employers and workers can prevent crashes involving older drivers.
Washington – More research is needed to determine the link between driver fatigue and crashes involving large trucks and buses, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Loughborough, England – Bus drivers sit for prolonged periods of time both on and off the job, placing them at higher risk of developing heart disease and other serious health problems, according to a recent study from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
Washington – Transportation officials want to hear from stakeholders about the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among rail workers and commercial motor vehicle drivers, as well as the best methods to diagnose and treat the disorder.
Washington – Commercial vehicle roadside safety inspections and traffic enforcement programs saved an estimated 472 lives in fiscal year 2012, according to findings released Feb. 29 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Washington – State transportation departments must do more to ensure railroad crossing warning systems are properly interconnected with nearby traffic signals, the Federal Railroad Administration recently announced.
Washington – In an effort to prevent overheating, fires and explosions on cargo planes, officials from the National Transportation Safety Board have issued a pair of safety recommendations regarding the bulk shipment of lithium batteries.