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Keep Your Mobile Employees Safe

Your employees depend on you for more than a paycheck. They put in their blood, sweat and hopefully no tears to earn that paycheck, but also have an inherent faith that the company to whom they devote so many of their hours has their best interest at heart. Providing for their safety while driving is part of your employer’s duty of care

There are several driving tips for employees who may be part of your mobile workforce. While they most often come to you with driving experience under their belts, ensuring their safety is a responsibility that lays squarely on the employer. The U.S. Department of Labor says it best:

“You need a driver safety program that must work to change driver attitudes, improve behavior, and increase skills to build a ‘be safe’ culture. By instructing your employees in basic driving practices and then rewarding safety-conscious behavior, you can help your employees and their families avoid tragedy. Employees are an employer’s most valuable asset. Workplace driver safety programs not only make good business sense but are also a good employee relations tool, demonstrating that employers care about their employees.”