Imagine if your construction superintendent was involved in a car accident while traveling between job sites and the resulting injury left him off work for months. Not only would that be horrible for the injured superintendent and his loved ones, but morale in your company could suffer, projects might fall behind, work quality may suffer, and someone will have to pick up the slack to keep your projects and workers on track.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 census of fatal occupational injuries, 56%* of workers who died in motor vehicle accidents were not in the transportation industry. Many of these workers were likely running errands, visiting customers, picking up supplies, or traveling from one work site to another.
A great way to reduce the likelihood of a motor vehicle accident affecting your company is to institute a driver and vehicle safety program. I have listed the elements of a good program below.
Implementing these key elements is a great way to reduce your company’s exposure to motor vehicle accidents, keep you employees working, and maintain a positive public image. If you are an Acuity customer, you can download a sample driver and vehicle safety program from our website.