Governors Highway Safety Association

March 2019 Safety Coach: Safety Prescription: Equal Parts of Training and Fitness

Safety CoachOpioids at Work Healthcare costs for employees who misuse or abuse prescription drugs are three times higher than for an average employee, according to findings in a survey conducted by the National Safety Council. No wonder the topic of opioids piques great interest during Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers. These free training sessions …

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Play It Safe When Walking

For any walking event, safety is the No. 1 priority.  It is very important to pay attention to what is going on around us anytime we are walking. Distracted walking incidents are on the rise. According to a Governors Highway Safety Association report, there were nearly 6,000 pedestrian fatalities in 2017. All age groups are vulnerable, but pedestrian-vehicle …

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Americans Are Driving Sleep-Deprived Every Day

The Governors Highway Safety Association reports 83.6 million Americans are driving sleep-deprived every day and that 5,000 lives were lost in drowsy driving incidents in 2015. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the estimated annual societal cost of fatigue-related fatal and injury crashes is $109 billion, not including property damage. Some vehicles today are …

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