As the weather changes and sunny days slowly become darker, colder and snowy, we must shift our attention from how to keep cool to how to keep employees safe in hazardous winter conditions.
Companies with fleet cars need to ensure that their occupants are safe and prepared in the event of an emergency of any kind on the road. Additionally, there are some federal regulations that require certain emergency equipment to be on all transportation power units such as trucks, truck tractors, and buses not towed in driveway-towaway operations. With that in mind, here is a list of emergency safety equipment that every fleet car should have in it and the reasoning why.
For the first time in 25 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will increase its fines for safety violations. The proposed changes were not widely publicized because they were included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (H.R. 1314). This bill was pushed through approvals expeditiously to avoid a default on the nation’s debt. Approval of the final bill also coincided with the process of selecting a new Speaker in the House of Representatives.