Carter Craig, Attorneys at Law

March 2018 Archives

Alarms, cameras and sensors support construction site safety

Construction sites in Virginia are typically noisy and dusty with people and machinery in constant motion. Advances in technology have added tools that can be used on heavy machinery to help operators and people on the ground avoid accidental injury or death.

CVSA announces dates for 2018 International Roadcheck

Each year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance institutes a three-day campaign of ramped-up truck regulation enforcement. Known as the International Roadcheck, the event involves expanded roadside inspections across Virginia and the rest of the country.

Study reveals main causes of trucking accidents

With more than 15 million commercial trucks traveling annually throughout Virginia and the rest of the country, these vehicles are a constant presence as well as an occasional hazard for other drivers. In the past decade, big rig accident rates have increased by 20 percent, and many of these accidents are caused by the truckers. A recent study called the Large Truck Crash Causation Study shows the many ways that truckers can cause accidents.

Former OSHA head urges strong enforcement of safety rules

The most effective thing the government can do to help protect workers in Virginia and across the country is to strictly enforce regulations, said the former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in testimony before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. He stated that voluntary employer programs tend to have only limited benefits for workplace safety, because the companies involved in these programs often start out with some of the safest workplaces in the country.

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