I have been sadly amazed at the number of motor vehicle crashes I’ve read about in the newspaper recently. While I don’t know the cause of all of them, at least one crash with multiple fatalities was linked to distracted driving (posting to Facebook while driving). Whether it is medication, fatigue, or electronic devices (GPS, smartphones, email, Facebook, texting), distracted driving is a leading cause of vehicle crashes.
The National Institute on Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) recently published a guide for employers to develop programs and policies to keep employees safe while driving. The document can be found here.
CHESS can also help develop fleet safety programs and policies.