Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and health and safety are at top of mind now more than ever. To say that 2020 has been an unusual year is the understatement of…well, the year, and there are some new hazards joining the more common ones that face us every holiday season.
The National Safety Council (NSC) will recognize the 10th anniversary of Distracted Driving Awareness Month this October, kicking off the annual observance with the release of a report that details the science behind distraction and calls on key stakeholders to make lifesaving changes.
Corporate fleet safety management practices like driver training, fatigue risk management, in-vehicle monitoring systems (IVMSs), and strong mobile phone policies can reduce the number and severity of motor vehicle crashes, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found in recently published research.
We all know the feeling—the almost imperceptible drifting off and your body begging you to close your eyes for just a few seconds. OK if you are on your couch or even at your desk, but if you are behind the wheel, it can be deadly. This week is the National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving […]
The National Safety Council (NSC) recognized 16 Texas employers for their driver safety accomplishments. NSC gave out the Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute Traffic Safety Conference in San Antonio to employers that successfully modified their employees’ risky driving behaviors.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) have found that far too many passing drivers are taking photos or videos and posting to social media when emergency personnel are responding to an incident.
The single greatest hazard to your employees may be largely outside your control. It’s not hazardous machinery, working at heights, or dangerous chemicals. It’s driving.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its 2019–2020 “Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements,” the regulatory and voluntary changes the board feels will reduce transportation-related injuries and fatalities.
The National Safety Council estimates 433 people may be killed and another 49,400 may be seriously injured (i.e., requiring medical attention) in car crashes during the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday period. The Council is urging additional caution because in 2017, Thanksgiving was the second deadliest holiday on the roads, trailing only the Fourth of July.
According to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation, more than half of adults reported driving while drowsy, with almost a third reporting that they do so at least once per month. Commercial truck drivers, young people, and shift workers are some of the groups at the highest risk of driving while drowsy. Are your […]