Arm Yourself with Tools, Resources, Information
- Use this free National Safety Council Cell Phone Policy Assessment Tool to see how your company’s policy compares to recommended best practices. The tool is quick, easy and online. And it’s free.
- Encourage your employees to put the phone down when they are driving – in the event of an incident, this often spells the difference between life and death. Ask, are you willing to pledge to drive cell-free?
- Put the brakes on employees’ distracted driving. The National Safety Council reports the average cost of a work-related motor vehicle injury claim is about $69,000.
- Scare the pants off members of your workforce by showing this video: Truck Drivers Texting While Driving Caught on Tape. Follow-up with a Q&A period. Ask: What are your thoughts? What do you see people doing while they drive that is a “distraction”? Do you say anything when you are a passenger in a car where the driver is doing something that is distracting him/her from paying attention to what is on the road?