Category: Health and Safety

How To Prevent Employee Texting & Driving Crashes: Stamp Out A Major Cause Of Workplace Accidents

In January 2010, a cable company truck slammed into the rear of a motor vehicle that had stopped to make a turn onto a rural highway, killing two women. Not only did the driver admit that he had been texting while driving prior to the accident, but also his phone records showed habitual cell phone […]

Save Lives, Save Money: The Case For Using Distracted Driving Software Solutions

The question of what is distracted driving is easily answered. Yet, the problems associated with distracted driving have become so entrenched in society that the question demands to be asked repeatedly. On a basic level, distracted driving means driving while not paying full attention to the road. Straightforward, right? Then why is it so hard […]

Top 5 Distractions To Concern H&S Managers In Commercial Driving

All companies with commercial vehicles on the road need to come to grips with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)* regulations in relation to distracted driving. The first step for any health and safety manager is to identify the most common distractions in the commercial driving environment because these are what FMCSA health and […]

Top 5 “Must Haves” In A Commercial Distracted Driving Policy

Distracted driving is the No. 1 cause of workplace deaths in the U.S., accounting for over 40,000 deaths in 2016, which is a 14% increase from 2014 – the largest increase in more than 50 years. Driver distraction is a significant contributor to truck crashes, and cellphone use (calling, texting, web searching) has played an […]

Create A Safe Driving Culture: Going Beyond Changing Hearts and Minds

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 […]

Ten Reasons to Stop Distracted Driving: A Worker Health & Safety Perspective

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 […]