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April 6, 2021 – CVSA Announces 2021 International Roadcheck Focus

April 6, 2021

    CVSA Announces 2021 International Roadcheck Focus May 4 – 6, 2021   The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently announced that this year’s International Roadcheck has been scheduled for May 4-6, 2021. The International Roadcheck is an annual, three-day enforcement initiative that will focus on lighting and hours of service (HOS).   The …

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March 3, 2021 – National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls

March 3, 2021

  National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 3 – 7, 2021   Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls account for more than 30% of fatalities in the construction industry. Those deaths are preventable. …

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February 3, 2021 – Fraudulent Claims in the New Year

February 3, 2021

  Fraudulent Unemployment Claims in the New Year Wednesday, February 3, 2021   Violations & What They Mean As 2021 begins with the majority of the U.S. working remotely and more of our lives taking place within the digital workplace, we continue to see an increased amount of cybercrime. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has …

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February 1, 2021 – OSHA 2021 Civil Penalty Adjustments

February 1, 2021

  U.S. Department of Labor Annual Adjustment to OSHA Civil Penalties February 1, 2021  |  A review by IBTX Safety   In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. The Department of Labor is adjusting penalties for its agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health …

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December 16, 2020 – OSHA’s New Site-Specific Targeting Directive

December 16, 2020

  US Department of Labor Implements Inspection Program to Target Workplaces with Highest Injury & Illness Rates OSHA’s New Site-Specific Targeting Directive | December 16, 2020   The DOL announced today that OSHA will be updating their inspection program to focus on directing resources to those companies that have the highest rates of injuries and …

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Safety Matters: Defensive Driving Techniques

October 30, 2020

  Defensive Driving Techniques You may have heard mention of defensive driving, but do you really know what it means? Defensive driving is one of the most important things you can do to prevent injury on the job. Let’s take a look at the meaning of driving defensively and discuss techniques for staying safe.   …

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Celebrating Halloween 2020 Safely

October 29, 2020

  Celebrating Safely Do you remember how much fun it was to get dressed up as your favorite action hero, cartoon character or princess and go trick-or-treating on Halloween? Well, now your children can experience that same joy. Just as your parents did for you, it’s your turn to prevent Halloween accidents and injuries by …

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June 2020 – The FMCSA Publishes Four Key Changes to HOS Rules

September 16, 2020

  The FMCSA Publishes Four Key Changes to HOS Rules   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published a final rule, which updates hours-of-service (HOS) rules in an effort to provide greater flexibility to commercial motor vehicle drivers and increase safety on America’s roadways.   Specifically, the FMCSA announced four key changes to …

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August 25, 2020 – Critical Overlooked Steps: How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

August 25, 2020

  Critical Overlooked Steps How to Prepare for Hurricane Season   In addition to standard preparation measures for hurricanes – including covering windows, trimming trees and shrubs, installing a back-up generator, and securing unfastened furniture and items – two critical steps are often overlooked. To truly be prepared for hurricane season, residents of hurricane-prone regions …

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