How State Laws Impact Distracted Driving Policies
Many companies already have a cellphone or handheld device policy in place, or are planning on implementing one soon. Either way, you’ll want to review related state laws within your operating states to see if your policy is in compliance with those laws.
Road Work Ahead: Are You Following Safety Protocols?
When it comes to traffic work zones, drivers, passengers and construction workers are all at risk. In 2016, there were 143 worker fatalities on road construction sites and 635 driver and passenger fatalities in work zones, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, respectively.
Can Technology Help Prevent Distracted Driving?
As users of newer iPhones will tell you, the blockage of cellphone use isn’t on the horizon – it’s already here. If you have an iPhone 6 or newer and you’ve been diligent about updating your iOS, you’ve by now experienced its default Do Not Disturb feature that stops cellphone usage when driving. Fleet business owners and others are taking notice of these cellphone blocker trends.
Burn Prevention Tips
Although burn prevention isn’t always top-of-mind at work, we know that employee safety is of upmost concern for any employer.
How Are Drones Impacting the Insurance Industry?
Drones – unmanned aerial vehicles that are piloted using a remote control or a computer – have been dubbed the next “disruptive technology.” The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already issued over 770,000 drone authorizations for commercial use in the first 18 months since the registry first began. They’re already being tested for package delivery by UPS and Amazon – and Oscar Mayer even has an official WeinerDrone to potentially deliver their product to remote areas.
Preventing Nail Gun Injuries on Construction Sites
On construction sites, nail guns are used regularly to enhance productivity. If used improperly, however, a nail gun can cause serious injuries, landing a worker in the hospital. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nail guns are responsible for approximately 37,000 emergency room visits each year. It is estimated that nearly 70 percent of these injuries involve workers.
Onshoring Operations: Tips to Keep Risks from Hitting Home
A trend among U.S.-based manufacturers is the onshoring or “reshoring” of production operations. Over the last several years, more companies have opted to bring some of their offshore activities back home. This trend is likely to accelerate if Congress takes up the administration’s pledge to create more domestic manufacturing jobs.