Our Driving Concern Coronavirus Update
With concern and uncertainty spreading around coronavirus, or COVID-19, we wanted to share the steps we are taking to protect our program attendees, staff and community and limit risk.
- First, until COVID-19 is better understood and the risk of contraction reduced, our staff will be working remotely to meet training commitments and requests. We acknowledge that many businesses, organizations and agencies do not have a remote option. However, we are in a position to do so. Our remote training delivery/work policy will limit staff exposure, reducing the likelihood of contracting or spreading the virus in our cities and communities we work in.
- Second, our team is postponing all in-person events through April 15. While we regret having to delay valuable in-person interactions, we are most concerned with the health and safety of our staff, attendees and the general public. This will be monitored daily to determine if the date is moved beyond April 15.
We have experience providing successful virtual/distance learning events, from webinars to trainings, while understanding that not all in-person events and interactions can be fully replaced with a remote presence. Our goal is to maximize the position we are in and to not cancel, but instead offer a viable solution to continue to provide much needed safety education and training.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
– Lisa Robinson, senior program manager, National Safety Council. Email: Lisa.Robinson@nsc.org. Phone: 512-466-7383
About This Training
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.
We now offer two training options:
Webcast training consists of three 45-minute sessions, each followed by a 15-minute break, and then one 30-minute session. Upon completion of all four sessions, participants will receive a certificate via email and will be sent a copy of the curriculum. IMPORTANT NOTE: DITTE webcast training is only open to representatives of Texas employers.
- Wednesday, April 29: Webcast training from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Use the links below to register for upcoming on-site training sessions and find directions to each of the locations:
- May 14 (1-5 p.m.): Texas Department of Insurance (Tippy Foster Room), 7551 Metro Center Dr., Austin, TX 78744
- July 22 (1-5 p.m.): Gulf Coast Safety Institute, 320 Delany Road; LaMarque, TX 77568. Register: Contact Ginger Hinckley at 409-933-8365.
- COST: This education is grant-funded by the Texas Department of Transportation. There is NO CHARGE to participants.
- LEARN MORE: Contact Our Driving Concern Program Manager and Master Trainer Cindy Leonard.