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September 2021 Safety Coach: Roll Over Free Safety Minutes

Safety CoachRollover Prevention Safety leaders can steer employees away from the relatively common occurrence of rollover crashes by providing education and training. Unsure where to start? Let us help. Join us for free online training from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. John Counts, a retired Texas Department of Public Safety senior trooper, who …

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August 2021 Safety Coach: Dish Up an End-of-Summer Safety Sizzler

Safety CoachSlam the Brakes on Crashes Rear-end crashes occur frequently and often result in property damage, injuries and fatalities. These types of crashes typically involve driver distraction, speeding and tailgating – behaviors that challenge all employers. Some incidents occur because … A distracted driver slams into another vehicle that is slowing down on the highway …

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July 2021 Safety Coach: Celebrate Those Golden Safety Moments

Safety CoachTraffic Safety Awards Many employers embrace driver and transportation safety training to reduce crashes, decrease liability risk and, most importantly, save lives. Today, National Safety Council leaders and representatives of the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program are excited to recognize 11 Texas employers who have adopted that safety mindset and put …

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August 2020 Safety Coach: End of Summer and Beginning of New Safety Season

Safety CoachSort for Safety In some places, the amount of traffic this fall may be significantly reduced. In others, people may be going back to the office and school. Expect to encounter additional pedestrians and bicyclists, who may not be visible or are between parked vehicles, particularly during peak travel times. This mixed bag presents …

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May 2020 Safety Coach: Safety without a Plan is Like a Car without Wheels

Safety CoachPencil Tip Sharp Recently, I sent details about upcoming continuing education opportunities to David Holden, senior safety specialist with the City of El Paso’s water department. I was struck by how quickly he responded. As it turns out, he makes it a practice to share this type of information with his safety team – …

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