Dave Edmondson, VP of Safety and Compliance, J&M Tank Lines Inc

Dave Edmondson, VP of Safety and Compliance, J&M Tank Lines Inc

J&M Tank Lines Inc. has named Dave Edmondson Vice President of Safety and Compliance, company officials said.

“I look forward to serving the drivers and staff of J&M to help strengthen an already proven safety program and help take us to the next level,” Edmondson said.

Edmondson, who is from Indiana, joined J&M after working as director of safety at Usher Transport for five years. He serves as national chairman of the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) safety and security council and is an active member of the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) safety council.

Edmondson also is a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development, where he has received multiple safety awards.

“At J&M, safety is our number one priority,’’ the company said in a press release. “With 27 years of transportation experience, Edmondson brings an array of skills to help make J&M one of the safest tank transporters in the industry.”

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J&M is a 70-year-old family owned business based in Birmingham, Ala.. It specializes in transportation of liquid and dry bulk products.

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  1. Avatar for Connie Hay Connie Hay says:

    He was the one over the safety training when they neglected OSHA regulations & killed my son!
    On September 3, 2019, my son was employed with J&M Tank Lines, Inc in Sylacauga, Alabama. My son’s job was to enter tankers after a delivery to wash it out before the next job. The worksite was and is governed by OSHA regulations. My son’s job required an entry into a confined space. OSHA regulations require employers like J&M to follow federal laws to protect its employees. Specifically, J&M was supposed to follow 29 CFR 1910.146(c)(1) which requires employers to evaluate the workplace for permit-required confined spaces; 29 CFR 1910.146(c)(2) which requires employers to inform employees of the hazards posed by the confined space; 29 CFR 1910.146(c)(4) which requires employers to implement a written permit space entry program that complied with the law; 29 CFR 1910.146(d)(5)(i) which requires the employer to evaluate the space if it is safe for an employee to enter the confined space; and 29 CFR 1910.146(g)(1) which requires employers to train employees on the procedures to safely enter, monitor and perform rescue operations if necessary.
    On the day in question, my son entered a tanker and died from inhaling the deadly fumes inside the tanker. J&M did not follow federal law. It had no program in place, it did not warn my son and other employees about the dangers, it did not train my son on safe entry; and it did not train other employees on how to monitor the entrant or how to administer aid to the entrant if necessary. My son’s death is directly attributable to J&M’s failure to follow safety regulations specifically designed to protect my son and others. OSHA cited and fined J&M for its conduct. The OSHA penalty was reduced from $67,470 to $50,600. J&M will move pay the inadequate fine and continue to operate. My son is gone and my family’s lives will never be the same.

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