This is part 2 of a 4 part Nextep focus on Driver Safety.
As discussed in last week's Tip of the Week, Driver Safety is an important topic for companies who have employees who drive for the company in any capacity. Below is advice from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on safe driving for work:
For more information, see OSHA's quick guide to Safe Driving Practices for Employees
- Use a seat belt at all times – driver and passenger(s).
- Set a realistic goal for the number of miles that you can drive safely each day.
- If you are impaired by alcohol or any drug, do not drive.
- Avoid distractions, such as adjusting the radio, eating or drinking, and talking on the phone.
- Continually search the roadway to be alert to situations requiring quick action.
- Stop about every two hours for a break to stretch, take a walk, and get refreshed.
- Be patient and courteous to other drivers. Do not take other drivers' actions personally.
- Reduce your stress by planning your route ahead of time (bring the maps and directions), allowing plenty of travel time, and avoiding crowded roadways and busy driving times.