Upcoming Live Sessions
Thursday, Oct. 20 (2-2:30 p.m. CT): Crash Fatalities on the Rise – Traffic Safety Facts Employers Need to Know. Register to attend now.
An estimated 9,560 people died in traffic crashes during the first quarter of this year. That is a 7% increase from the first quarter of 2021. As was the case during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, impairment, speeding and other reckless driving behaviors continue to contribute to disturbing trends in crash data. In this webinar, Senior Program Manager Katie Mueller will discuss data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She also will focus on the impact of crashes in the workplace and how employers can double-down on traffic safety.
Wednesday, Nov. 9 (9-10:30 a.m. CT): ODC Fast Pass. Register to attend now.
Fast Pass is a brand-new approach to the traditional Our Driving Concern Training. Fast Pass is designed to trim down some of the content focus on driver behavioral topics and offer direction for implementation of a traffic safety culture. For those of you who have attended ODC Employer Transportation Safety Training and need a refresh or simply are looking for resources and tools that can improve your safety program, this session is for you!
This training is for HR professionals, safety professionals/instructors, risk managers, supervisors and department leaders – anyone at your company who has a role in safety and education of employees. We’ll cover a variety of traffic safety topics and we’ll discuss why traffic safety should be a part of a strong health and safety program for all employees, not just those who drive professionally. Texas participants will receive a training fulfillment certificate via email.
Tuesday, Dec. 6 (2-2:30 p.m CT): Older Drivers and the Workplace. Register to attend now.
Research shows older drivers are more likely than their younger counterparts to embrace safe behaviors such as wearing a seat belt and complying with speed limits. Even so, drivers 55-and-over are twice as likely to die in a crash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this session, Mike Ezzell of the National Safety Council will discuss age-related physical and mental changes that may affect older workers’ driving. He will be joined by Cindy Kover, program manager of the Brazos Valley Injury Prevention Coalition and Mature Drivers Program. The two will talk about state initiatives, including CarFit, an educational program that enables older drivers to check how well they “fit” in their vehicles.
Thursday, Jan. 12 (2-3 p.m. CT): DOT Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing – Better Understanding Yields Better Compliance. Register to attend now.
Violations arising from DOT Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing continue to be some of the most commonly cited during DOT audits conducted by the FMCSA and its state partners. Many carriers still struggle to understand and comply with these regulations. In this webinar, retired Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper John Counts will explore some of the issues that have been problematic to many carriers, cover some misconceptions and touch on compliance with the FMCSA Clearinghouse requirements.
Thursday, Feb. 16 (2-2:45 p.m. CT): Coaching the Coach. Register to attend now.
Building a company-wide driver safety program depends on consistency and a uniform process. Frontline managers engage with drivers on a regular basis and can best prepare them to safely navigate the roadway. In this webinar, Kenny Ray, a safety risk consultant with Marsh McLennan Agency and a former Texas Ranger, will discuss the critical impact these managers have on coaching employees. Tips on how to invest in your frontline managers and cultivate their communication skills will be shared.
Thursday, March 16 (2-2:45 p.m. CT): Social Harms: The Psychological Phenomenon and The Hidden Costs of Roadway Fatalities. Register to attend now.
With traffic fatalities on the rise, safety leaders as well as psychologists are determined to find out what is driving risky behaviors behind the wheel. Speed, impairment, distraction and fatigue are contributing factors in more than 90% of crashes. Impulsive behaviors increased during the height of the pandemic when traffic volume decreased and the roads were largely wide open. Today, traffic levels have returned to near-normal, but we’re seeing many of these risky behaviors continue unchecked. In this session, law enforcement liaison Michael Munson will discuss situational factors that can increase risk-taking, the costs and how to respond effectively.
Driver Behavior Micro E-Learning
Other E-Learning Courses
Driver Safety Games
Test your traffic safety knowledge with our new e-learning quiz games. The Games console includes:
- Distraction Action
- Driving Basics BINGO
- Impairment Jeopardy
- Night Owl
- Stat Attack (Family Feud-style game)
Journey Management Planning
What is journey management, and how can it help keep employees safe on or off the job? This 20-minute course features an introduction to journey management principles, how to develop a journey management plan, and presents several scenarios that contrast best practices and poor planning.
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DITTE (Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers)
Can you identify an impaired employee in the workplace? We offer a staff-development training course to aid your safety leaders in doing just that.
Free Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers (DITTE) explores the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving and workplace performance and highlights costs and lifestyle impacts of a DWI-alcohol arrest. Benefits of preventive training for employers and employees also are outlined.
In each section of DITTE training, participants are directed to free resources designed to raise awareness of risks associated with impairment and promote safe behaviors. The training addresses seven categories of impairment:
- Central nervous system depressants
- Central nervous system stimulants
- Dissociative anesthetics
- Narcotic analgesics
Who should attend? Health, safety managers/leads, wellness, human resource, public affairs professionals, business owners, as well as senior and executive management team members.
What will you learn?
- How to educate employees on traffic safety to help reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related incidents on Texas roads.
- How to develop or improve a resource guide for drug policies, programs and practices within your organization.
COST: This education is grant-funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). There is NO CHARGE to participants.