Distracted Driving is an Expensive Risk
OCT 22, 2018 Dave Galbraith, AVP Risk Management risk management Tags: distracted, distracted driving, driving, expensive, risk
Distracted Driving is an Expensive Risk The average cost of a distracted driving accident is alarming. Numerous sources and statistics consider the total cost of a non-fatal injury accident to be approximately $65,000. What’s even more alarming is how quickly this average can elevate. Read More
Safety First – MIOSHA’s New Commitment to Workplace Safety and Health
OCT 17, 2018 risk management
Safety First – MIOSHA’s New Commitment to Workplace Safety and Health The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) recently announced that employers with up to 250 employees can apply for a matching grant of up to $5,000 to make improvements in their workplace safety and health. Read More
The Importance of a Distracted Driving Policy The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 391,000 people were injured in 2015 from motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts our attention from driving, including eating or drinking, talking or texting on a cell phone, or using a navigation system. Read More
Driver Safety Tips for the Back-to-School Season
AUG 27, 2018 risk management
Driver Safety Tips for the Back-to-School Season Come September, there are a few startling statistics to consider if your employees drive near school zones. Read More
Eight Apps to Help Prevent Distracted Driving
JUL 20, 2018 construction, risk management Tags: amerisure, risk, safety
Eight Apps to Help Prevent Distracted Driving Amerisure’s 2018 Distracted Driving Campaign was created to keep employees and policyholders safe, on and off the job. Today, most people are never without their cellphones. Knowing when to put down the phone and focus on the road is crucial to keeping everyone safe. Check out our favorite distracted driving prevention apps, and do your part to reduce distracted driving. Read More
Third Annual Trench Safety Stand Down
JUN 21, 2018 construction, risk management
Third Annual Trench Safety Stand Down This week, June 18-23, is the Trench Safety Stand Down, sponsored by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA), and supported by the Occupational Safety and Health Association. Read More
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Distracted Driving Prevention Means Sharing the Road
MAY 24, 2018 risk management
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Distracted Driving Prevention Means Sharing the Road

Warmer weather usually means more motorcycles on the road – which means drivers need to be even more diligent when behind the wheel. In 2015, 4,976 motorcyclists were killed — up eight percent from 2014. Due to the vulnerability of the riders, motorcyclist fatalities happen nearly 29 times more often than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes.

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How State Laws Impact Distracted Driving Policies
APR 23, 2018 risk management
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. Read More
Road Work Ahead: Are You Following Safety Protocols?
APR 06, 2018 Todd Bernardoni, RMS and Barbara Blaine, RMS construction, risk management
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. Read More
Can Technology Help Prevent Distracted Driving?
MAR 16, 2018 risk management
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.

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