Latest Alerts

  • FMCSA Extends Expanded COVID Emergency Declaration that Includes Heating Fuels June 1, 2022 - Click here to download a copy of this Safety Alert. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its expanded Emergency Declaration that addresses national emergency conditions that create a need for immediate transportation of essential supplies and provides necessary hours of service relief from the FMCSRs for motor carriers and drivers.  The Emergency Declaration... Read more »
  • FMCSA Extends COVID Emergency Declaration and Driver Hours of Service Relief February 28, 2022 - Click here to download a copy of this Safety Alert. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its Emergency Declaration providing regulatory relief for motor carriers and drivers providing relief in response to the COVID emergency.  The relief is now effective through May 31, 2022. Under the declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct... Read more »
  • Compliance Alert: CARES Act Reporting Deadline Clarified February 15, 2022 - Click here to download a copy of this Compliance Alert. After close of business yesterday, the FDA announced that the deadline (today, 2/15) for CARES Act submissions is “Non-binding and Not a Requirement”. “FDA is considering comments to our draft guidance on Reporting Amount of Listed Drugs and Biological Products Under Section 510(j)(3) of the... Read more »
  • FMCSA Training Provider Registry is Now Operational February 7, 2022 - Click here to download a copy of this safety alert. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Entry-Level Driver Training Rule is effective as of February 7, 2022.  Under that rule, an entry-level driver applicant must meet certain training requirements before applying to: Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time; Upgrade... Read more »
  • U.S.-Canada Border Restrictions Go Into Effect January 18, 2022 - Click here to download a copy of this safety alert. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, as of January 15, 2022, U.S. truck drivers entering Canada must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID or they will be denied entry.  Drivers must use the ArriveCan app to upload their vaccination information to... Read more »
  • Supreme Court Rules on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates January 14, 2022 - Click here to download a copy of this safety alert. On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the stay against the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring large employers to ensure their employees are vaccinated for COVID or submit to weekly testing.  In a 6-3 vote, the Court held that OSHA did not... Read more »
  • PHMSA Extends Cylinder Requalification Waiver; FMCSA Issues Regional Emergency Declaration January 13, 2022 - Click here to download a copy of this safety alert. PHMSA Extends Cylinder Requalification Waiver to May 16, 2022 The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has extended its prior notice that it will not take enforcement action against any person who fills a DOT-specification cylinder used to transport Division 2.2 non-flammable gas provided the... Read more »
  • Court of Appeals Dissolves Stay of OSHA Vaccine/Testing Mandate December 20, 2021 - In a 2-1 decision issued December 17, 2021, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has granted the government’s motion to dissolve the November 12, 2021 stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID vaccines or weekly testing applicable to employers of 100 or more... Read more »
  • Court Enjoins Federal Contractor Mandate for COVID Vaccines December 10, 2021 - A federal court judge in Georgia has issued a preliminary injunction against the Biden Administration’s mandate that employees of all federal contractors and subcontractors must be fully vaccinated against COVID by January 4, 2022.  The injunction is effective immediately and prevents the mandate from being enforced against all federal contractors and subcontractors nationwide while the... Read more »
  • Federal Judge Enjoins COVID Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors December 3, 2021 - A federal district court judge in Frankfort, Kentucky has issued a preliminary injunction against the Biden Administration’s mandate for COVID vaccines for federal contractors and subcontractors. The injunction applies to federal contracts in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, the three states that filed the legal challenge. The judge held that the vaccine mandate exceeded presidential authority granted in... Read more »
  • FMCSA Extends COVID Emergency Declaration through February 28, 2022 November 29, 2021 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the Emergency Declaration providing driver hours of service relief for transportation providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related to the COVID-19 public health emergency through February 28, 2022. Under the Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related... Read more »
  • Appeals Court Affirms Stay of OSHA COVID Vaccine/Test Mandate for Large Employers November 15, 2021 - Safety Alert (15 November 2021) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued a decision affirming its earlier temporary stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard requiring large employers to ensure their employees are vaccinated against COVID or... Read more »
  • OSHA Releases COVID-19 Mandate for Large Employers November 5, 2021 - Safety Alert (5 November 2021) (Click here to download a copy of the Safety Alert.) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to protect workers of employers with 100 or more employees from the risk of contracting COVID-19 by strongly encouraging vaccination. Under the ETS, covered employers are given... Read more »
  • CGA 870 MEDICAL OXYGEN REGULATOR YOKE CONNECTION ISSUE October 8, 2021 - CGA Safety Alert (08 October 2021) The Compressed Gas Association has published CGA SA-40, Safety Alert, CGA 870 Medical Oxygen Regulator Yoke Connection Issue. This Safety Alert addresses an issue recently brought to CGA’s attention regarding reports of certain medical gas regulator yokes available for purchase and use in the United States and Canada that... Read more »
  • COVID-19 Update September 22, 2021 - COVID-19 Update (September 2021) (Click here to download a copy of the COVID Update.)  What to do if you’ve had Exposure to COVID-19: NON-Vaccinated People: Quarantine for 14 days Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. If possible,... Read more »