This page will contain Safety Awareness Issues that pertain to Local 125's Members. Local 125 is committed to HELP YOU work in a SAFE WORKPLACE. Members will be able to report safety issues to Local 125's representatives by using the Report Safety Issues Page link below.
When It Comes To Safety: Use Common Sense not Common Cent$
REMEMBER - "WIPERS ON = LIGHTS ON" (IT"S THE LAW")
To All of our Local 125 Driver's - Thousands of people EXPECT US to operate our trucks in a safe and courteous manner EVERY DAY, lets not dissapoint them!!! Drive SAFELY!!! Make sure your vehicle is safe to drive!!! Do your pre/post trip inspection's dilligently. Stop using the cell phone while driving!!! Get a "hands Free device" or pull over to talk. If you have any safety related questions or comments, please contact us. We have a place to report safety and health issues that affect our members. These issues WILL be reviewed when submitted.
Click here to open the "Report Safety Issues" Page
Information on the CSA 2010
Teamsters Safety and Health
Teamsters Safety and Health Fact Sheet Archive
New Law Says Stop, Not Yield, for Pedestrians
Stop For A Pedestrian In A Crosswalk
This new law, effective April 1, 2010 aims to reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian related crashes. This new law requires motorists to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians in crosswalks. Prior to this change, motorists were required to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. Motorists violating the new law face a $200 fine, plus court costs, and 2 points on their license. They can also be subject to 15 days of community service and insurance surcharges.
Under state law, pedestrians may also be cited for failing to use due care when crossing. The law requires them to obey pedestrian signals and use crosswalks at signalized intersections as well as yield the right of way to traffic if they are not crossing within a crosswalk or at an intersection. A summons carries a $54 fine, plus court costs.
Additional information may be obtained at WWW.NJSAFEROADS.COM
Whenever you buy something, you should register it. If you register and a recall is executed, you will be notified thru your product registration that you sent in.
Below are just a handfull of current recalls
Heil Garbage Truck Recalls: 06-09 Model Garbage Trucks
Macy’s Recalls Three-Piece Santa Sets: Choking Hazard
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 12:41 PM PST
THIS RECALL INCLUDES FIRST IMPRESSIONS BOY’S THREE-PIECE SANTA SETS IN SIZES 0-24 MONTHS, INCLUDING A JACKET, PANTS AND HAT.
Blip Toys Recalls Horse Toy Figures: Lead Paint
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 12:26 PM PST
BLIP TOYS RECALLS NATURE WONDERS HD PINTO HORSE TOY FIGURES DUE TO THE SURFACE PAINT COATING ON THE HORSE CONTAINS EXCESSIVE LEVELS OF LEAD.
RadioShack Recalls Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters: Fire Hazard
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 12:24 PM PST
DANBAR KNIGHT HAWK TOY HELICOPTERS RECALLED BECAUSE THE BATTERY HOUSING UNDER THE HELICOPTER CANOPY CAN OVERHEAT WHILE CHARGING, POSING A FIRE HAZARD.
Master Cutlery Recalls Rifle Crossbow: Can Discharge Unexpectedly
Posted: 20 Jan 2010 08:44 AM PST
TRIGGER MECHANISM BECOMES LOOSE AFTER 30 SHOTS. WHEN THE SAFETY MECHANISM IS MOVED TO FIRE POSITION, CROSSBOW WILL AUTOMATICALLY DISCHARGE.
MooreCo Recalls Ergonomic Office Chairs: Fall Hazard
Posted: 20 Jan 2010 08:40 AM PST
MOORECO INC. RECALLS SPINE ALIGN AND POSTURE PERFECT ERGONOMIC OFFICE CHAIRS BECAUSE THE LEGS OF THE CHAIR CAN BREAK, POSING FALL HAZARD TO THE USER.
Dorel Asia Recalls Cribs: Strangulation and Suffocation
Posted: 20 Jan 2010 08:37 AM PST
DOREL ASIA SRL RECALLS TO REPLACE DROP SIDE AND NON-DROP SIDE CRIBS THAT POSE SUFFOCATION AND STRANGULATION HAZARDS TO INFANTS AND TODDLERS.
Huntington Meat Packing Recalls Beef: E. coli
Posted: 20 Jan 2010 09:00 AM PST
Huntington Meat Packing Inc. recalls approximately 864,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
Summary: MACK IS RECALLING 9,117 MODEL YEAR 2004 AND 2005 CL, CV, DM, LE, AND RB AND MODEL YEAR 2004 RD HEAVY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 1, 2003 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2004, EQUIPPED WITH AXLE BEAMS MANUFACTURED BY BHARAT FORGE. THE AXLE BEAM MAY HAVE TRANSVERSE SHEAR LINES ON THE BOTTOM OF THE AXLE FROM THE TRIMMING PROCESS. http://www.usrecallnews.com/2009/07/nhtsa-6068.html
|CLEAN THAT SNOW
CLEAN THAT SNOW!!!!
Starting October 2010, all vehicles on New Jersey roads are required to make “reasonable” efforts to clean off ice and snow from their cars and trucks. Those failing to do so will be fined between $25-$75 per violation.
Drivers will not be fined more than once per day
Drivers that have cleaned their vehicle of snow before heading out will not be fined for snow that accumulates while driving
Violations result in $25-$75 fines, but no points will be added to the license
In addition to the above, a new state law was also passed:
This is the new state law:
39:4-77.1. Snow, ice dislodged from moving vehicle causing injury, property damage; penalties
1. When snow or ice is dislodged from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing injury or property damage, the following penalties shall apply:
The operator of a non-commercial motor vehicle shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200 or more than $1,000 for each offense.
The operator, owner, lessee, bailee or any one of the aforesaid of a commercial motor vehicle shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500 or more than $1,500 for each offense.
No motor vehicle points or automobile insurance eligibility points pursuant to section 26 of P.L.1990, c.8 (C.17:33B-14) shall be assessed for this offense.
Help keep our roadways safe!!!! CLEAN THAT SNOW or ICE
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