The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that most road related fatalities occur on highways where there are seat belt requirements and traffic laws, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2020 annual traffic crash data reported over 38,000 fatalities related to U.S. traffic crashes. This creates a serious conundrum for insured and insurers alike.
Safety is a continuous process of managing risks that are presented to your employees. One example of this is OSHA’s Safe and Sound campaign week. The campaign runs from August 15-21 and is a nationwide event that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs.
The Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced its national emphasis program to protect workers from heat related injury and illness.
Developing an emergency response plan is a process that must be given proper attention. It is the basis for protecting people and the workforce in the event of an emergency. One article mentioned that 60% of organizations do not have a fully documented disaster recovery plan, while 40% of those with a plan admit it isn’t very effective when a disaster strikes.
Although technology has made the workplace more efficient and convenient for workers, there are still basic tasks that involve pulling, pushing, and lifting that pose a risk to organizations.
What can companies do to lower the likelihood of a claim related to fleet drivers? Let's look at some fleet risk management best practices.
When we look at claims and incidents that happen across industries, we note that there will be a recurrence in some circumstances. Keeping U In Mind is an ongoing communication of real-world scenarios resulting in claims. The goal of providing Keeping U In Mind is to take a proactive step that will likely aid in the prevention of a recurrence of a potential risk that individuals or businesses are facing that are similar to others.