Bust any safety myths lately? New findings from a National Safety Council (NSC) poll point toward one misconception many of your workers probably have:
Two young women, both found guilty of causing fatal car crashes while using a cell phone behind the wheel, got different sentences for their crimes. Which one do you think was the more appropriate sentence?
The number of fatal vehicle crashes involving cell phone use is much greater than what is being reported, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).
Evidence continues to mount that operating electronic devices, including cell phones, in hands-free mode while driving isn’t safer than using hand-held models.
After getting a ticket for alleged distracted driving while talking on a cell phone, this Connecticut resident went to court and was able to get his ticket thrown out by arguing that he was actually eating a hash brown at the time.
When it comes to the safety of employees who drive as part of their jobs, there’s been a recent focus on the hazards of driving while talking on a cell phone. But what about eating while driving?
The American Society of Safety Engineers is calling on safety pros to support efforts to cut down on distracted driving since the leading cause of workplace fatalities is motor vehicle crashes.
The National Safety Council says a recent poll shows drivers are more likely to mask up in public than they are to put down their cell phones to prevent distracted driving. A poll of 2,001 U.S. licensed drivers asked which tasks they were “very willing” to do: 76% said they’d wear a mask in public […]
Two federal agencies have teamed up to combat distracted driving by workers. One agency says texting while driving could lead to fines.
A transportation advisory board is recommending that all commercial drivers be forbidden from using cell phones while driving, whether the devices are hand-held or hands-free.
The National Safety Council (NSC) is encouraging companies to begin implementing total bans on cell phone use while driving for all employees. How would that go over at your company?
“I don’t think she has a right to a phone.” That’s what a judge said when he sentenced a woman to prison for a distracted driving fatality and ruled she can’t use a cell phone for two years.
New research shows another form of using a cell phone when driving is not only dangerous, it’s no safer than the hazardous behavior it’s meant to replace.
More than 3 million employees aren’t allowed to text or use hand-held phones while driving for business now that a federal order has taken effect.
More than 37,000 people were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2016. A safety group has ranked states by the number of laws they’ve passed to reduce that number.
Distracted driving; bicycle helmets; a stiff fine for lockout/tagout hazards; injuries to nonprofit volunteers and workers’ comp; and we’ve seen NFL replacement refs, how about replacement workers’ comp magistrates? It’s all in this week’s Safety News Summary. Click “more” to read on.
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