Each year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issues their list of areas where safety can be improved. So what does “Medical Fitness for Duty” mean? This may not sound familiar, but essentially, this covers medical certification for public vehicle operators – including commercial pilots, railroad engineers, commercial drivers, and commercial ship captains.
In their annual report, the NTSB takes aim at a number of areas where safety can be improved. This week, I’m focusing on “Disconnecting from Deadly Distractions.” I thought I would start this article with a few shocking statistics provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) …
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has identified reducing fatigue-related accidents as one of the goals for safety improvements for 2016. As noted by the NTSB, human fatigue is a serious issue affecting the safety of the traveling public and all modes of transportation.
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication advising that there are serious side effects associated with fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs.
Despite improvements in passenger vehicle safety, nothing can completely protect passengers from the catastrophic effects of a commercial trucking accident.
Commercial trucks include large trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds such as eighteen-wheelers, tractor-trailers, flatbed trucks, heavy trucks and tanker trucks. Each year more commercial trucks crowd onto the nation’s highways. In 2014, there were almost eleven million large trucks registered in the United States.