Are you looking to implement a driving safety program for the first time at your company? Perhaps you have been tasked with creating safety policies for your drivers? Or are you simply looking for resources you can provide your organization to build awareness around the dangers of driving?
In any case, we have compiled a few of our favorite free resources for employers which provide information on implementing safety policies, statistical knowledge, and driving tips for drivers.
1. National Safety Council (NSC): https://www.nsc.org/road-safety
Mission Statement: "The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy." Providing employers with a barrage of tools to help educate, prevent crashes, and implement programs, NSC is a one-stop-shop of road safety resources.
NSC also sponsors the annual National Distracted Driving Awareness Month with collateral for employers to use during the campaign such as driver pledges, infographic flyers, email campaigns, and social posts all with the common purpose to "recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving."
Check out StriveSafe and Geoforce taking the pledge this last year!
2. Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS): https://trafficsafety.org/
Mission Statement: "Our mission is to advance road safety among occupational (non-regulated) drivers, all employees and their families, and the communities where employees live and work."
While membership is required to access some of their materials, their free monthly newsletter is a staff favorite here at StriveSafe and contains the latest in road safety news, tips for safe driving, and annual crash statistics.
3. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) : https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/default.html
With research being the core of NIOSH's educational approach, they state "Data are fundamental to worker safety and health research and surveillance conducted at NIOSH. They drive health and safety research priorities and recommendations produced by NIOSH."
Find studies conducted across varied driving topics, as well as articles on distracted driving and worker fatigue.
4. Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA): https://www.ghsa.org/resources
Providing research-based publications and infographics for sharing, GHS's mission statement is to "Provide leadership and advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices."
In addition to education, GHSA sponsors an annual meeting, federal grant information, and safety awards.