DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

To Avoid Liability, Create a No-Driving-While-Texting Policy

An article in yesterday's online edition of Business Week points out:

"Cell phone usage and texting have grown to become a leading factor in automobile accidents. As of this writing, only nine states have legislated against driving while texting. That means that 41 states have no laws restricting DWT. And that can mean trouble for any business owner."

You may have heard about the mass transit accidents that have happened as a result of drivers texting while driving. Those are the high-profile accidents that make the news. To protect your business the Business Week article (read here) recommends that all business have a written policy against texting while driving.

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Anonymous Macdougal said...

Yeah creating a No-driving-while texting policy is a good idea.

Actually that will be implemented in our company soon with the help of The Brief Group, they improved our Risk Management system and OHS program...check them out at http://www.thebriefgroup.com.au/

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