This lost productivity is due to crashes involving employees, family members, or close friends.
Employers should focus on five key issues when educating employees about traffic safety — occupant protection, impaired driving, aggressive driving, sharing the road safely with trucks and other large vehicles, and driver distraction — according to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety.
“Teaching employees to drive safely — both on and off the job — not only saves the organization money, it demonstrates that you care about their safety and well-being,” says Tom Walsh, former corporate health and safety director for United Parcel Service and chairman of NETS.
NETS is sponsoring the fourth annual Drive Safely Work Week, September 11-15, 2000. NETS offers a program tool kit focusing on a traffic safety theme for each day of the week. Visit the NETS web site at www.trafficsafety.org.