Distracted Driving: Are You Covered?
Several research studies found that the risk of a crash is four times as likely when a person is using a cell phone – handheld or hands-free. Consider a situation in which an employer knew a behavior in some area of its operations exposed employees to a four times greater risk of injury – would it be reasonable for an employer to expect an employee to engage in that behavior?
With the intense publicity surrounding cell phone distracted driving in recent years, it would be difficult for employers and employees to argue that they’re not aware of the dangers. Beyond the safety issues, employers are now being held to legal responsibility.
The National Safety Council estimates that at least 27% of crashes in 2013 involved drivers using cell phones, 1.2 million crashes involved drivers talking on cell phones, and over 341,000 crashes involved texting while driving.
A panel of experts will explain how you can implement cell phone policies and best practices designed to reduce risks and minimize liability. Join Beverly Reicks of the National Safety Council, Major Stanczyk with the Nebraska State patrol, Jennifer of Inspro Insurance, and Helen Hoffman, Risk Management Consultant or Jessica Greenwald, Account Executive from Inspro Insurance. The panel will share their first hand experiences and what employers can and should do to minimize their liability.
This is a special 1.5 hour program with no workshop.
DEADLINE: Register or cancel your registration by 12:00 Noon, Friday, October 9, 2015