In the United States motor vehicle accidents cost $100 billion annually. According to official US Government website, on average each year, 421,000 people are injured and 3,328 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver.
Within the next 12 minutes someone will die in a motor vehicle accident, within the next 10 seconds someone will be injured and within just the next 5 seconds an automobile crash will occur. Distractions will be the leading cause of many of these accidents. Distractions are continuing to grow as we increasingly see the need to multi-task in every aspect of our lives in order to save time and increase productivity. This mindset only reduces our ability to focus on the task at hand - driving. An important element of any Driver Safety Program is teaching employees how to avoid distracted driving.
What is OSHA: Topic 6 - Where can you go for help? A. Sources within the Workplace/Worksite There are many resources available to you if you want to find out more information about a safety or health issue in your workplace. Some sources are:
Employers are continually looking for better ways to train employees on safety standards in the workplace. Safety training is vital for the good of the company, as well as the individual employee, but it is often a dreaded part of the job. Management has a vested interest in getting their participants to be more engaged and actively retain the information provided. By implementing the following seven principles of psychology, you can help improve the educational practices for training your employees.
What is OSHA: Topic 4 - What do the OSHA Standards say? A. Types of Standards Now, let’s talk briefly about the OSHA standards. OSHA standards fall into four categories: General Industry, Construction, Maritime, and Agriculture.