Distracted Driving Kills: Find Out What You Can Do As An Employer

The National Safety Council (NSC) is promoting awareness of the consequences of distracted driving this month with slogans such as “Hands-Free Is Not Risk-Free” and “On the Road, Off the Phone.”

April was formally introduced to the United States as Distracted Driving Awareness Month back in 2010. There have been initiatives across Canada as well, including an RCMP campaign launched in British Columbia this past February. Yet wherever you are and whatever month you choose to review the statistics, they aren’t good. So what can we do, as individuals and employers, to reduce distracted driving?

Understand the Risk

At the time of writing the National Safety Council estimates that in this year alone 325,389 crashes in the United States have involved drivers using cell phones and texting. To put it another way, one crash approximately every 24 seconds.

Texting while driving increases the risk of a crash by 23 times, … Read more...

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On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we take a look at the top stories in environment, health and safety news, including:

  • ASSE recommendations on OSHA’s VPP program.
  • Severe drought affecting up to four-fifths of the U.S.
  • Data on the relationship between OSHA rulemakings before U.S. Presidential Elections, and more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at paul@ehsthisweek.com. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. 

Until next week, enjoy the program! 

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OSHA citations, Mexico’s landmark climate legislation, Texas’ fight against CSPAR rules, and more on EHS This Week

We look at the use of use of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animal, OSHA citations, as usual, and Mexico’s aggressive carbon agenda on EHS This Week, the only weekly podcast of its kind in the EHS Market. Take a listen. These are the top stories in environment, health and safety news.

Let us know what you want to hear about next week. Write us at paul@ehsthisweek.com or kristy@ehsthisweek.com


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