The US Department of Transportation issues regulations that employees working in various aspects of transportation must meet. This includes all modes of transportation and industries associated with transportation, including road and railway construction. Employers must ensure their employees meet the proper regulations for their specific job to be compliant with local, state, and federal regulations.
What It Means for Employers
By staying current and compliant on all DOT regulations, employers can ensure a safer and healthier workforce, as well as reduce the risk of on-the-job injuries and fines. Employers must also comply with DOT regulations to ensure safe working conditions and proper precautions are being met to protect employees and the greater public.
New FMcsa Insulin-treated Diabetes Rule
No more long delays for commercial drivers with insulin-treated diabetes waiting for a federal exemption. A new Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule has ended the exemption program. The driver’s treating clinician is now responsible for determining if the driver’s insulin regimen is stable and his or her diabetes is properly controlled. A new form, Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Form MCSA-5870, will be required by medical examiners to issue the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC).