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Driving of Commercial Vehicles and the Use of Seat Belts

Article provided by Tim Cotter, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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FMCSA has revised the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) by requiring passengers in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to use the seat belt assembly whenever the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.

OSHA Publishes Final Rule on Injuries and Illnesses Documentation

Article by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety and Health

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On May 12, 2016, OSHA published its final rule revising its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation in the Federal Register. The rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit OSHA injury and illness data, and informs workers of their right to report such work-related injuries and illnesses without fear of retaliation.