Recently I had lunch with friend who spent more than 20 years as a health and safety executive for a Fortune 100 company. As part of his former role, he oversaw the fleet drivers for the company, ensuring their compliance with things like driver certifications and training and, more importantly, their adherence to safe driving […]
Over the past few years, technology has completely changed the way that people lead their lives. Mobile devices and the internet has made the business world more connected than ever; however, this does not come without its risks. Distracted driving has occupied the media spotlight on an almost daily basis. Some of the statistics on distracted […]
Texting and driving is a big issue today, and it is only becoming more important from a health and safety standpoint. While it’s an issue for anyone on the road today, the concern multiplies exponentially for as a business owner or as someone in upper management, now is the time to start thinking about how […]
When it comes to decision making, humans can often be irrational and illogical. I’m sure most of us would admit we’ve been that way on occasion, but never about things that are important.
Where does worker safety start and end? You hire employees that are vetted and seemingly lower risk. You train the employees extensively, including safety training as a part of your comprehensive safety program. You develop and publish corporate safety policies, including safe driver programs.
Fleet Managers know better than most how difficult it is to attempt to modify driver behavior and driving habits to improve driver safety. Teaching old dogs new tricks has always been challenging and the dog never had a smartphone whilst behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. They also lack thumbs. You have choices to […]