Our Driving Concern staff members offer a variety of professional development opportunities. Click on any one of the links below and make plans to attend a free session:
Thursday, Oct. 1 (2-2:45 p.m.): Tips for Building a Comprehensive Transportation Safety Program. Are you hitting all the right topics and including traffic safety information that is crucial to improving crash rates and driving down incidents? This session will overview behaviors that cause crashes, as well as specific planning that can help mitigate incidents. Lisa Robinson, senior program manager, will answer your previously asked questions while sharing the most up to date resources and tools to insure your program is comprehensive and effective.
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (9 a.m.-noon): Our Driving Concern Transportation Safety Training: This virtual training covers a variety of traffic safety topics and is designed for you to take back to your company and present to your employees. Participants will receive copies of the curriculum.
Wednesday, Oct. 14 (10-10:30 a.m.): Why Unnoticed Recalls are Unnecessary Risks: How to Incorporate Check To Protect as Part of Your Transportation Safety. Right now, 53 million vehicles on the road have open recalls. Check To Protect is fast becoming a household name as a quick and easy way to check your vehicle’s recall status. Do your employees know how to use it? Learn more about Check To Protect, and how enhanced this tool has just become. In this session, we also will address how to educate your employees about Check To Protect so they can put open recalls in the rearview mirror.
Thursday, Oct. 22 (9-10:30 a.m.): Opioids and CNS Depressants/Stimulants: A DITTE Deep Dive. This training explores the effects of opioids and other narcotic analgesics on an employer through reviewing the progress of a court case. Leading resources on overdose and intervention will be highlighted. Benefits of preventative training for employers and employees also are outlined. The second part of the training focuses on drugs impacting the central nervous system. Employer pro-active measures, such as drug sweeps, will be discussed and employee turnover calculator tools will be used.
Thursday, Nov. 5 (10-11:30 a.m.): Our Driving Concern Fast Pass: This transportation safety training offers quick look at resources and tools you can use to improve your safety plan.
Thursday, Nov. 12 (9-10 a.m.): Fatigue is Impairment: How to Safeguard Your Employees from Driving Drowsy. Law enforcement experts have shared that the similarities of driving characteristics between a fatigued driver and a drug-impaired driver are indistinguishable – yet how often have you heard someone “push through” driving on a long trip or late at night? A fatigued driver can be risky to your business. This webinar will address how to safeguard your employees from the impact of driving while drowsy, discussing what you can do as an employer to mitigate risks through policy.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 (10-11 a.m.): Cannabis, HR and polydrugs: A DITTE Deep Dive. This training explores the effects of cannabis in the workplace and how to mitigate risk through random testing of employees in safety-sensitive positions. Costs incurred by an employee-involved crash will be explored.
The second part of the training focuses on how to develop or improve a resource guide for drug policies, programs and practices within your organization. Tools that develop understanding of polydrug impact on driving will be introduced.
Thursday, Jan. 7 (9-10:30 a.m.): Alcohol and Inhalants: A DITTE Deep Dive. This training explores the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving and workplace performance as well as highlights the cost and lifestyle impacts of a DWI-alcohol arrest. Benefits of preventative training for employers and employees also are outlined. The second part of the training focuses on inhalants as a unique category of drugs that are available in the workplace as legal substances designed for benign purposes. Developing objective documentation practices will be discussed.
Wednesday, Jan. 13 (9-10:30 a.m.): Our Driving Concern Fast Pass: This transportation safety training offers quick look at resources and tools you can use to improve your safety plan.
Wednesday, Jan. 20 (10-11 a.m.): Backing Up: Tips to Get 100% of Your Employees On Board with Prevention. National Safety Council Senior Program Manager Lisa Robinson reviews the use of safe vehicle backing tips for employers and their employees that can help prevent collisions on and off the job. Mitigate these avoidable incidents with up-front, easy tools to engage all your employees in safer backing situations.