Motor Carrier Safety a Guide to Regulatory Compliance / Edition 1

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Overview

The need to understand and follow applicable government regulations is critical to providing safety for everyone affected by the transportation industry. Motor Carrier Safety simplifies the many complexities of legal compliance for the transportation of goods by highway. It provides you with the tools and focus required to achieve full regulatory compliance.

The author examines current regulations to determine what issues and requirements pertain to such issues as hazardous materials, drugs and alcohol, employee safety and health. Bulleted lists present the regulations in a clear, easy-to-use format. You will understand the issues and be able to determine the specific regulations that affect your place of business.

In addition to regulations and standards, this book covers points of training, record keeping, and suggestions for annual audits. Case studies relating to various regulations help you realize how either violating or complying will impact your business. These features combine to make Motor Carrier Safety the perfect vehicle for launching your in-house training program.
The laws governing the transportation of goods by truck vary from agency to agency. Motor Carrier Safety makes clear the regulations and provides the you with a practical source for complying with them. This book helps you to understand your regulatory exposure for non-compliance and guides you through the steps to becoming compliant.

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Simplifies the complexities of legal compliance for the transportation of goods by highway and presents tools required to achieve full regulatory compliance. Highlights general points of compliance and practical application, and ties together regulations from various agencies involved. Outlines procedures for workplace drug and alcohol testing, and covers ergonomic issues such as sleep deprivation and proper lifting techniques. Provides lists of what each regulation covers, as well as sample compliance forms and safety case studies. Dunlap is a safety and loss control coordinator. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566703567
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Series: Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series , #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
The Creation of a Safety Program
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Definitions and Applicable Legislation
General Requirements
Hazardous Materials Table
Hazardous Materials Shipments.
Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Emergency Response
Shipping Papers
Hazardous Materials Package Marking and Labeling
FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS
Commercial Driver's License
Safety Fitness
Training
DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAMS
Drug and Alcohol Regulatory Requirements
ASSORTED DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TOPICS
Federal and State Interaction
Employee Safety and Health
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Inspections, Citations, and Proposed Penalties
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Hazard Communication
Fire Extinguishers
Emergency Action Plan and Fire Prevention Plan
Transportation Focused Regulations
Personal Protective Equipment
OTHER ISSUES
Ergonomics
Employee Assistance Programs
Behavioral Safety
Accident Investigations and Corrective Action
Auditing
National Fire Protection Association
Dock Safety
New-hire Orientation
APPENDICES

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