March is Ladder Safety Month

Ladders pose specific safety hazards, so it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the risks and safety rules. Falls from elevated surfaces are frequently listed as one of the top 10 causes of accidents in the workplace. Most of these accidents occur due to failure to follow basic ladder safety. To help prevent ladder injuries, practice…

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Pittsville Enters the National Flood Program as a Participating Community

Welcome all Pittsville Maryland Residents and Business Owners to the National Flood Insurance Program! Click to learn your Flood Risk – Now! Pittsville was one of the last few communities in Wicomico County to join the flood program. Homeowners and businesses in Pittsville will now be able to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood…

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Red Cross Month – Are you a hero?

Most communities with clubhouses have AED's installed in either the workout facility or pool area. However, you need to make sure someone knows how to use it! It is shockingly simple! In honor of Red Cross Month – try to get a few neighbors together and take a first aid and CPR class. Let's be…

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50th Anniversary of the First 9-1-1 Call

According to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), the first 9-1-1 call took place 50 years ago this month! On February 16, 1968, Alabama State Senator Rankin Fite completed the first 9-1-1 call in Haleyville, Alabama and it remains as important today as it was when first introduced decades ago. Calling for help remains the first…

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FMCSA Issues Additional ELD Guidance & Temporary Waivers

The FMCSA has issued some proposals and temporary waivers in order to help motor carriers comply with the agency’s electronic logging device (ELD) rule. The following is a list of the FMCSA’s releases and details about how they may impact your operations: A proposal to eliminate the unladen requirement from the personal conveyance rule. Currently,…

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FMCSA Lowers Registration Fees for Interstate Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published a final rule that lowered registration fees for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) plan by 9.1 percent in 2018 and 4.55 percent in 2019. Interstate motor carriers are required to register with the UCR program every year, and the funds collected from registration fees are then…

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