Ensure Employees Drive Safely

Key Points

  • Implement and strictly enforce a safe driving policy that prohibits reckless and unlawful activities, such as talking on a handheld phone or texting while driving, if employees drive for company purposes.
  • Be aware of state and local distracted driving laws and ensure a workplace policy complies with such laws.
  • Refrain from creating expectations for employees that lead to unsafe driving practices, such as requiring them to hold business-related calls while driving.
  • The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will fine employers that appear to encourage or allow dangerous activities such as texting, using the phone or drinking while driving.

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