Don’t Make These Mistakes When Doing a D.O.T. Reasonable Suspicion Test

Drug testing has become increasingly difficult to understand and accomplish, especially in California. Marijuana is now legal for recreational purposes here, following years of being available for medicinal purposes. So, human resource managers and supervisors are in a new world navigating reasonable suspicion statutes. We received many questions regarding new and challenging situations at a Read more about Don’t Make These Mistakes When Doing a D.O.T. Reasonable Suspicion Test[…]

How The East Palestine Train Derailment Has Gone Wrong

It is tragic whenever a horrifying disaster occurs, such as the train derailment near East Palestine, Ohio, earlier this month. As safety professionals, we are in the business of protecting people from hazards. It is particularly galling when we see supposed safety experts make critical errors. These mistakes can have a drastic impact on local Read more about How The East Palestine Train Derailment Has Gone Wrong[…]

Why you need a radio in temporary traffic control

 Temporary traffic control is a serious issue Working in traffic can be quite dangerous.  Whenever you make changes to a thorough fare ensuring your safety is a primary concern.  Temporary traffic control typically means that there is some form of construction or maintenance taking place within that zone.  Being able to communicate, especially as a Read more about Why you need a radio in temporary traffic control[…]

It’s time to charge up your EV policy

The future of technology is here. Many years ago, we spoke about the future of technology at a PARMA conference. In particular, the conference focused on technology in the automobile industry, including self-driving vehicles, cars equipped with lane-assist safeguards, and the coming of the electric vehicle. Well, it seems that reality has hit home. Governor Read more about It’s time to charge up your EV policy[…]

To Uber or not to Uber – students need transportation

Uber! They are making waves in just about every pool across the U.S.  Entrepreneurship, transportation, law and much more.  Once again they are in the headlines with their background checks.  And what they do may surprise you. Budgets, transportation costs and the associated maintenance costs to run a fleet, have left schools looking for alternative Read more about To Uber or not to Uber – students need transportation[…]

The answer to fewer vehicle accidents? Meet Harry Sipe

Harry Sipe didn’t invent the concept that is in use today; he improved upon his fathers innovation to make it work.  His father originally invented the process but failed to make it successful because solid tires didn’t flex the way pneumatic tires do today reports Wikipedia. So what is this thing that Harry Sipe’s father Read more about The answer to fewer vehicle accidents? Meet Harry Sipe[…]

Employees got you “coming and going” – literally

We all know that California Courts have a soft spot for employees.  But recently, the California Court of Appeal in Moradi v. Marsh USA, Inc., — Cal.Rptr.3d —, 2013 WL 5203485 (Sept. 17, 2013), expanded the liability for employers across the State in a ridiculous fashion.  Mrs. Bamberger was driving home from work in her Read more about Employees got you “coming and going” – literally[…]

Why speed bumps may be dangerous at schools.

When school lets out, traffic around your school can become dangerous for students and staff.  One solution that often comes to mind is to install speed humps or speed bumps to slow down vehicle operators. Yes, there is a difference – basically, the size of the bump. If you decide that you would like  to Read more about Why speed bumps may be dangerous at schools.[…]

Can I enroll a volunteer in the EPN program in California?

This is a tough one because it often depends on the CHP officer or DMV analyst that you speak to. Some will tell you that you cannot and others will say you can.   The reality is that just because a person is a volunteer driver, does not mean that their free labor reduces your Read more about Can I enroll a volunteer in the EPN program in California?[…]