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January 6 deadline for USDOT clearinghouse

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CDL-clearinghouse

Employers of commercial motor vehicle drivers should be making final preparations to comply with a federal law set to take effect in January. The U.S. Department of Transportation is rolling out a Federal Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse – a database to track commercial driver’s license holders who have tested positive for prohibited drug or alcohol use or who have refused to take a required test.

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Fighting fire: Benefits of a residential sprinkler system

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residential-sprinkler

It takes only minutes for a fire to escalate. Even with the responding fire department’s prompt arrival, a home could be destroyed. To help avoid this, have your home fitted with a residential sprinkler system.

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Stop the roll – Checklist for wheelchairs in transport

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Whether you are a caregiver for the differently abled in a health facility, a home health care environment or for a family member or friend, take all appropriate safety precautions when transporting a person who uses a wheelchair.

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Thermography: Seeing the heat before the fire

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They looked just like any other circuit breakers: a set of electrical devices mounted in a steel box. But inside, invisible to the human eye, was a hidden danger. The breakers were smoldering at 159.7 degrees. Thermography made the danger visible.

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Strengthen your data privacy practices

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Your business, whatever its size, most likely processes and maintains information every day. At least annually, take time to review your data privacy practices to reinforce your information security and to reassess your cyber protection.

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Tips to protect taxpayers from ID theft

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Tax return identity theft has reached such epidemic proportions that it tops the list of the IRS’s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams. Take note of tips the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim.

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