FMCSA Updates SMS Website

FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the May 31, 2019 results.

Complete SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS. Logged-in enforcement users can view all carrier safety data, while logged-in motor carriers can only view their own data. If you are a motor carrier and do not have login credentials, please click here for more information on how to obtain your PIN.

 

FMCSA Updates Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Website

Beginning January 6, 2020, all employers subject to FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Program requirements will be required to report and query drug and alcohol violation information in the forthcoming Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse). Recently, FMCSA enhanced the Clearinghouse website with news and resources designed to help motor carriers and other users prepare for their role in the Clearinghouse. Updates include a new User Roles card, which summarizes the actions different types of users will take in the Clearinghouse, an interactive timeline, and additional frequently asked questions. Visit https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov to learn more and to sign up to receive email notifications when more information is available.

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‘Reattaching’ to work before clocking in may improve engagement, health: study

Visualizing and planning for your workday may lead to better engagement and well-being, results of a recent study indicate.

Researchers from the United States and Germany surveyed 151 workers from a wide range of industries at the beginning and end of each shift over a five-day workweek. In the morning, participants were asked about experiences that helped them reconnect to work before starting the workday. In the afternoon, they answered questions about engagement and job control.

Reattachment includes thinking about tasks that need to be completed, any obstacles that might arise, and the resources or support that are needed. The researchers found that participants who reattached before the start of their shift were more engaged employees.

The researchers recommend that employers explore ways to help workers transition smoothly into their workday.

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Taseko’s Florence Copper Project Produces First Copper

Florence Copper is pleased to announce that Florence Copper’s Production Test Facility is fully operational, from the wellfield to the SX/EW plant, and producing copper.

Over the past three months approximately 1.5 million tons of copper ore has been contacted underground with leach solution. Copper concentrations in the solution has recently risen to levels which have allowed the SX/EW plant to begin operation and produce copper. Read more

Sixth Annual National Fall Stand-Down Begins May 6

The 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls will take place the week of May 6-10, 2019. The Stand-Down was conceived by OSHA in 2014 as part of the National Falls Campaign to raise awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction and the importance of preventing them. It’s an opportunity for employers to pause work and have a conversation with workers about fall hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations.  This should also be an opportunity for workers to talk to management about any fall hazards they see.

Want more information on what the Stand-Down is and why you should participate? Check out our About the Stand-Down page and video. Need posters, training materials, free hard hat stickers or worker handouts? Visit our One-Stop Stand-Down Shop for everything you need to conduct your own stand-down.

New resources for 2019 include:

  • A Written Fall Protection & Rescue Plan – Developing and implementing a detailed fall protection plan is essential to protect all workers at risk for a fall. Click here to use any and all sections that are applicable to your jobsite(s).
  • The 2019 5-Day Stand-Down Plan – Not sure where to get started? Follow our 5-Day plan to participate all week long, or simply handpick a few daily activities from the list.
  • A Social Media Guide – Want to promote the Stand-Down with your members or constituents? Check out the suggested social media posts in our 2019 Stand-Down Social Media Guide.
  • New Infographics – A whole series of falls-related CPWR-NIOSH cobranded infographics is available, with 4 new topics for 2019: Have a Rescue Plan to Prevent Suspension Trauma, The Right Length Lanyard Will Protect Workers In A Fall, Fatal Falls Highest in Construction, and a Snapshot of Fatal Falls in Construction.
  • New Video – Safe Ladder Practices in Roofing was developed by the Roofing r2p Partnership (National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the United Union of Roofers and Waterproofers & Allied Workers, and CPWR) and focuses on ladder safety during roofing work and how the free NIOSH ladder safety app can help.

Hudbay Receives the Mine Plan of Operations for Rosemont

March 21, 2019

Hudbay Minerals said Thursday that it has received the approved Mine Plan of Operations for the proposed Rosemont mine project, the final step in the permitting process.

“Rosemont is now a fully permitted, shovel-ready copper project and we look forward to developing this world-class asset,” said Alan Hair, Hudbay’s president and chief executive officer, in a press release.

The MPO was received from the U.S. Forest Service about two weeks after the project received the Section 404 Water Permit. READ MORE

Public Input Transportation Meetings

Pima Association of Governments invites you to review and comment on the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for FY 2020-2024.

This meeting will cover regional funding for the next 5 years on roadways, transit, safety, interstate interchanges, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Randolph Golf Complex

Copper Room

600 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Wheeler Taft Abbett Library

7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson

 

Friday, March 29, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Joyner-Green Valley Library

Large Activity Room

601 N. La Cañada Drive, Green Valley