The FMCSA’s final Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule was published December 2015. Considering the mandate applies to over three million drivers on the road today, it’s important you are aware of the ELD regulations.  Simply put, an ELD is an electronic device that enables truck drivers and commercial motor carriers to easily track Hours of Service (HOS) compliance.  At this point, everyone should be aware that by December 2017, all CDL drivers required to keep a Record of Duty Status (RODS) must use an ELD to document their compliance with HOS rules.  By December 18, 2017, the ELD mandate will require most commercial drivers to use electronic logging devices to record their hours of service.

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SEI NEWSLETTER March 1, 2017

A safe workplace is sound business

 This article continues the introduction of OSHA’s Safety and Health Program which includes six recommended practices of which two will be highlighted in each of the first three quarterly SEI Newsletters of 2017.  The six recommended practices are:

  • Management Leadership
  • Worker Participation
  • Hazard Identification and Assessment
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Education and Training
  • Program Evaluation and Improvement

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Celebrating 20-Years of Service on November 15, 2016!

As I take time to reflect on the past 20-years it is absolutely amazing how quickly time does fly!  It seems like only yesterday that I was hired to run the QC Lab at the IMC-Americus granulation plant.  After my 17-year career with IMC came to an unexpected end, I found myself without a job for the first time in my adult life.  After out-placement training, numerous unsuccessful job interviews, and a gracious offer to “finance any business that you want to start” from a long-time Christian businessman I realized that God was calling me to step out in faith and trust Him completely with my family and my future. 


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Incidental Versus Hazardous Material Releases

An important part of any emergency training for employees is knowing what actions or inaction to take as a result of a hazardous material release. Unless your company is working under the 1910.120 HAZWOPER regulations and has a trained and proficient HAZMAT response team, employees are only permitted to act on incidental releases.

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How to Conduct an Incident Investigation

Your company has just experienced an incident resulting in an unintentional injury to a worker. Now what? Reacting quickly to the incident with a prescribed procedure and actions can demonstrate your company’s commitment to safety and ensure the proper information is collected to fulfill an incident investigation’s ultimate purpose – to prevent future incidents.

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