Motor Carrier Safety: A Guide to Regulatory Compliance, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Motor Carrier Safety

A Guide to Regulatory Compliance, 1st Edition

By Erik Scott Dunlap

CRC Press

336 pages

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Hardback: 9781566703567
pub: 1999-12-06
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Description

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.

Reviews

"…excellent resource for motor carrier employers, safety directors and drivers…well-organized and easy-to-read, and the information is clearly presented. I know of no other publication that provides so much information in one volume…I would highly recommend this book to any safety and health professional who is involved in any way with motor carrier safety."

--Stuart Flatow, in Professional Safety

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

About the Series

Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series

The aim of this series is to develop books to address the myriad of unique topics which are encompassed within the areas of responsibility of a safety professional. The scope of the series is broad addressing traditional occupational safety and health topics as well as emerging and correlating topic areas such as ergonomics, security, labor, school safety, employment, workplace violence, and other topics. Safety professionals often assume a broad spectrum of responsibilities, depending on the organization, which go beyond the traditional safety professional’s role. This series should become the "one stop" source for safety professionals to locate texts on traditional as well as emerging and correlating subjects related to the safety and health function.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety