Driving in the snow

About Defensive Driver Training for Small Fleets

  1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the US, and from 2011-2020, more than 17,000 workers in the US died in a work-related motor vehicle crash.
  2. This BLS data also cites that in 2019 alone, work-related crashes cost employers $39 billion ($75K for nonfatal injuries, $751K for fatalities.
  3. From an updated 2022 report the Bureau of Labor Statistics claims transportation incidents remained the most frequent type of fatal event in 2021 with 1,982 fatal injuries, an increase of 11.5 percent from 2020. This major category accounted for 38.2 percent of all work related fatalities for 2021.
  4. In a study of 500 land-based oil and gas workers, the American Journal of Industrial Medicine finds that longer daily commutes, nonstandard work schedules, less sleep on workdays, and lack of employer policies were associated with one or more risk-driving-related outcomes.
  5. In a CDC/NIOSH report, 67% of workers reported driving more than 25,000 work-related miles annually, indicating a substantial amount of driving exposure. Many workers have reported engaging in risky driving behaviors, including 60% driving while distracted using a hands-free phone, a handheld cell phone (24%), or texting (18%). Furthermore, 26% of workers reported driving while feeling drowsy, and 27% even reported falling asleep while driving.

Review additional information from OSHA here.

Next Steps

After registering for the webinar, you will receive a Zoom link. Expect to see an email with the attached Zoom Link on Monday, December 18, 2023, the day before the event.

A recording will be made available to all registrants.

Webinar – Defensive Driver Training for Small Fleets

Join our upcoming one-hour session, created for policyholders with small business fleets*. Help employees raise awareness and remind them of proper defensive driving techniques.

Nearly all employers have some type of risk potential for workplace injuries from driving. However, this exposure is often overlooked in typical risk-reduction activities. Whether you have one employee using a company vehicle for trips to a local hardware store or large groups of sales and delivery employees moving among many locations, you should be providing some degree of safety training to your employees who drive during normal business operations.

*Note: this presentation is not intended for large CDL fleets in commercial trucking or group transportation.

Held December 19, 2023, at 9:00 AM PST.

by Steve Hamilton, ASP, BHHC Loss Control Supervisor

Join us virtually to gain valuable insights that can safeguard your employees and your business.

Reserve your spot now and take a proactive step towards creating a safer work environment. Complete the form below to register for this BHHC webinar today.