Our Driving Concern: Oklahoma Employer Traffic Safety Program
We work with Oklahoma employers to promote safe driving practices among their employees, both on and off the job. The goal is to proactively combat the costly toll of crashes by helping employers understand risky driving behaviors and liability exposure.
Our Driving Concern provides resources on distracted driving, drowsy driving, aggressive driving, passenger restraint, impaired driving and other traffic safety topics. Our Driving Concern offers FREE tools and resources to managers, HR professionals and safety instructors to help you build a company-wide traffic safety program.
Our Driving Concern: Oklahoma Employer Traffic Safety Program Resources:
- Comprehensive training programs
- Train-the-trainer workshops
- Safety Talk/Tailgate Talk materials and handouts
- Safety Coach Cards
- Diverse speakers
- Resources for company health fairs
- Fact sheets, posters
- Live with Lisa vlogs
- Know Safety, No Crashes blog posts
Crashes: Know the Impact
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional workplace death in the United States.
- Every 7 seconds someone is injured in a motor vehicle crash, every 15 minutes someone is killed, according to the National Safety Council. Many of these incidents occur during the workday or during the commute to-and-from work. Employers bear the brunt of costs for injuries that occur both on and off the job.
- Whether you manage a fleet of vehicles, oversee a mobile sales force or simply employ commuters, by implementing a driver safety program in the workplace, you can greatly reduce the risks faced by your employees and their families while protecting your company’s bottom line.
- The average crash costs an employer $16,500. When a worker has an on-the-job crash that results in an injury, the cost to their employer is $74,000. Costs can exceed $500,000 when a fatality is involved. Off-the-job crashes are costly to employers as well.
- Since 2012, drivers distracted by an electronic device have contributed to an average of 1,701 crashes each year in Oklahoma — more than four crashes every day — according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. And it’s not just teens. Individuals between the ages of 26 and 35 years old account for more than 22% of distracted driving crashes.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says: Taking Action Can Save Lives
In Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes, OHSA says the real tragedy is crashes are largely preventable. Recognizing the opportunity that employers have to save lives, a growing number of employers have established traffic safety programs in their companies. No organization can afford to ignore a major problem that has such a serious impact on both their personnel and the company budget.
Connect with Us
We want to hear from you. Tell us what you are doing (or have done) to make traffic safety a regular part of your company’s safety culture. In return for your feedback, we will send you free traffic safety materials you can use at your workplace.
Would you like us to conduct a traffic safety training workshop at your location? Fill out this request form and we’ll see you soon.
For more information about the Our Driving Concern Oklahoma Employer Traffic Safety Program, contact:
Lisa Robinson, Senior Program Manager
National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143