Convergence Training / RedVector, a Vector Solutions brand and award-winning producer of online safety training and learning management tools with a specialization in delivering 3D modeling and course animation, has released 13 new driver safety courses to inform employees about driving hazards and train them in safe driving techniques.
Traffic accidents are the 8th leading cause of death for people of all ages, with around 1.3 million roadway deaths occurring globally each year according to the World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018. Of those deaths, The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that 1,299 occurred on US roadways and were work-related. Consequently, more fatalities resulted from transportation incidents than from any other accident-related event in 2017. Work related automotive accidents not only impact workers and their families, but also employers. According to a Motus 2018 driver safety report, auto accidents cost employers $56.7 billion annually. Of these costs, US companies pay an average of $65,000 per wreck with a non-fatal injury and $671,000 per wreck involving a fatality.
“Traffic accidents have become so commonplace, especially with the increase in smartphone use,” said Michael Schreiner, Vice President of Content for Convergence Training / RedVector parent company Vector Solutions. "It’s important to refresh ourselves on safe driving methods so we can all make it to and from work safely. Within this series, we’ve provided training on some of the most common roadway hazards.”
Convergence Training / RedVector’s 13 new driver safety courses are:
- Backing Up Safely
- Dangers of Distracted Driving
- DOT Roadside Inspections
- Environmental Driving Hazards
- Hazard Perception- Hidden Hazards
- Preventing Intersection Collisions- Cross Traffic
- Preventing Intersection Collisions- Rear-ends
- Preventing Intersection Collisions- Turning
- Preventing Loss of Control Crashes
- Preventing Sideswipe Collisions
- Sharing the Road with Pedestrians and Cyclists
- Speed and Space Management
- Work Zone Driving Hazards
The 13 new 3D driver safety courses are based on standards established by OSHA and other leading safety organizations and provide roadway hazard training for the general public, public works employees, and other individuals who drive for work. These courses are designed to instruct and inform the general public as well as aid in the onboarding and training of public works employees or any employee whose job requires driving. Ranging from 8 to 45 minutes in length, the 3D videos define and depict potential driving hazards and describe strategies to avoid them.
These courses cover general requirements for fleet and workplace safety driving. FMSCA’s code of federal regulations requires that, in order to operate commercial motor vehicles, you must know procedures for safe vehicle operation such as space awareness, hazard perception and vehicle inspections, which are all topics covered in these courses.
- FMCSA code of federal regulations: title 49 subtitle B Ch. III subchapter B part 383 (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/b/5/3)
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Vector Solutions Commercial Business Unit, a leader in eLearning and performance support, serves the architectural, engineering, construction, manufacturing, industrial, IT, gaming and facilities management industries through its RedVector, Convergence Training and Casino Essentials product portfolio. Its award-winning SaaS platform delivers professional development, accident tracking, incident reporting, credential management, and performance support tools along with an extensive library of almost 4,700 courses. Vector Solutions Commercial offers individual courses as well as large-scale corporate training and performance management solutions, featuring customizable and easily accessible online and mobile courses with nearly 100 state and national accreditations. For more information, visit www.vectorsolutions.com/commercial.