Regulatory & Compliance Insights

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FMCSA PHISHING ALERT: Fake Safety Audit

According to High Phishing Alert from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an email is being sent to... 

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Do You Really Know Who You’re Doing Business and Sharing Risks With?

Imagine hiring a carrier with a high rate of roadside inspection violations, a high out of service rate, or worse, suspended or revoked credentials...

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The Critical Role of Accident Investigations in the Trucking Industry

Accidents in the trucking industry are not just fender benders. They often involve large, heavy vehicles that with cargo that can weigh...

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After the DOT Investigation

So you’ve just been through a DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) investigation...

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What You Need to Know About Corrective Action Plans

Organizations routinely develop corrective action plans (CAPs) for any number of reasons, including...

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Nuclear Verdicts & Reducing Liability

In today’s landscape of interstate commerce, you would be hard-pressed to find a city that does not have several law firms dedicated to...

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Fuel Prices for Commercial Motor Vehicle Carriers

Anyone that operates any type of vehicle is feeling the “pain at the pump” due to rising fuel costs. While the increase is having an impact on household budgets...

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CDL Driver Retention - It's Not All About the Money

Drivers have always been highly sought after, and the supply struggles to meet the demand. In the last couple of years...

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DOT Policy Review in the New Year

It’s that time of year again. Performance reviews, goal and objective setting, implementing annual budgets, and...

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Driver Shortage 2022

In news reports it was recently stated that 2021 closed with a record-high driver shortage of 80,000. And with the average age of current CDL drivers...

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UCR Registration Deadline Approaching

Enforcement of the 2022 Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program begins January 1, 2022. Carriers subject to UCR should...

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DOT Reportable Accidents

Operating an 18-wheeler or any other type of CMV is stressful enough, but when accidents happen...

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Providing Entry-Level Driver Training

With the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements going into effect on February 7, 2022...

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Post-Accident Crash Management

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) crash statistics...

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Incomplete Driver Qualification (DQ) Files

The qualifications for drivers are outlined in 49 CFR Part 391, including physical qualifications (also known as the medical certification or medical examiners certification, aka, the MEC), along with...

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The Upcoming Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Rule

After several years of being pushed out due to technological challenges, the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule...

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FMCSA Off-Site Audits

Imagine this: You have recently been hired as the new Safety Director for a mid-sized motor carrier...

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DOT Audits 101

FMCSA audits, sometimes called “DOT audits” or “investigations,” come in three main varieties...

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J. J. Keller Expands EHS Consulting Services Team

New consultants meet growing demand for compliance with industrial hygiene and Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements.

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California Enacts Workplace Violence Prevention Law

Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed a comprehensive workplace violence prevention law – the first in the country – that will require most California employers to...

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Process Safety Management (PSM) Updates

Did you know that OSHA recently updated its enforcement policy manual for Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals? 

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Top 10 OSHA Violations for Healthcare & Social Assistance Industries

Bloodborne pathogens topped the list of OSHA violations for the healthcare and social assistance industries for fiscal year (FY) 2023 with...

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J. J. Keller Introduces Healthcare Consulting Services

Hospitals, clinics and related medical centers can now choose from four new onsite services introduced by J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. to keep their facilities in compliance with complex regulatory and accreditation requirements.

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OSHA NEP Cracks Down on Warehouse Safety: How Will Your Facility Stack Up?

Four industries now face greater odds of an OSHA visit! That’s because the agency launched an inspection program nationwide that...

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Comply with the NY DOL’s Industrial Code Rule 59 (ICR 59)

A notice from the Board puts your company in the “Compulsory Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Program.” It means...

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Occupational Noise Hazards in the Workplace, Part II

All employers, regardless of size, need to perform a job hazard assessment if work-related hazards are present in order to...

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Flammable Liquids and the PSM Requirements

Process Safety Management (PSM) is a performance-based, regulatory-required management system designed to...

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Occupational Noise Hazards in the Workplace, Part I

One of the most prevalent work-related hazards in all industries is occupational noise. However...

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How Flammable Gases Apply to PSM and RMP

OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard (29 CFR 1910.119) contains...

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What is Arc Flash?

An electric arc flash is a high-amp current that jumps through the air. It occurs when...

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Confined Space Safety Management

Confined spaces represent a major hazard at many operations. Managing confined spaces and entry is required to...

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Workplace Violence Recognizing & Responding to Threats

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace violence is...

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Top 5 Tips for Completing a Hazard Assessment

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are some simple steps and...

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The OSHA Inspection Preparation Process

An OSHA inspection may not be avoidable, but your company can avoid OSHA citations. The best way to do that is by...

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Court Temporarily Halts OSHA COVID-19 ETS

Legal action was filed against OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). Several businesses filed a petition in the...

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

OSHA’s much-anticipated COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) is set to be published in the...

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What are the OSHA Training Requirements?

One question I often hear asked is, “Who does OSHA require to receive safety training and when?” The answer...

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Considering ISO 45001 Certification?

The ISO 45001 standard, which was released in 2018, is the international standard for Occupational health and...

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Construction Compliance Confusion

Construction regulations and best practices can be confusing to say the least. A considerable number of myths continue to...

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Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plans (RMP)

In recent decades there have been a number of catastrophic incidents from releases of highly hazardous chemicals (HHCs), which has...

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Why Does OSHA Do Inspections?

OSHA inspections are conducted without advance notice and can be conducted using on-site or telephone investigations. The inspections are performed by...

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J. J. Keller Introduces ESG Reporting Service

As corporate investment decisions increasingly take environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into consideration, a clear, accurate report of a company’s performance and initiatives in these areas is becoming more valuable than ever. To assist with this complex process, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has introduced a consultant-led ESG Reporting Service.

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Air Permit Applicability Determination

One of the most common questions consultants are asked is if an emission source currently in operation or...

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Risk Management Plan (RMP) - The Basics

EPA’s Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions promulgated at 40 CFR §68 is commonly referred to as a...

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Tier II Reporting

Tier II is a federal statutory requirement passed by Congress under the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) in...

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Hazardous Waste - 40 CFR Part 260 - 282

Hazardous wastes are substances that you may have used or produced at your facility or in your business and...

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Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule

The SPCC (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure) rule was put in place by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to...

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IATA DGR Changes – What’s new for 2023?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is comprised of about 290 airlines, which make up 83% of...

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