October 3rd through the 7th is Drive Safely Work Week “Focus 360°: Getting There Safely Is Everyone’s Business.” No matter if you drive or carpool to work, or even walk or bicycle, there are important steps that individuals can take to lessen accidents. Chicago and Illinois employers have responsibilities too, and they should do everything possible to encourage best safety practices, particularly measures that limit distracted driving. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) set up this safety week to remind individuals that it is more important to get to work safely than to check email, text, or finish getting ready on the way to work.
Companies should adopt a mobile device policy. NETS says that employers should educate their workers to not use “any electronic device in any gear other than park.” Job expectations and productivity can still be met and employee safety is upheld when a company adopts this personal safety mindset.
Employees on their way to work should be focused on safely arriving to their destination, not texting, reading, or chatting on the phone. The same goes for people who walk or bike to their work. Using smartphones and iPods cause distractions as well. Distracted driving can ultimately cause serious injuries and deaths and is the number one cause of car and other motor vehicle accidents.
As Chicago personal injury lawyers, we see the aftermath of distracted driving. Briskman Briskman & Greenberg encourages area businesses and their senior management to implement the Drive Safely Work Week. NETS has workplace posters, daily activities, and contests to incorporate safe ways to get to work. The materials support safe practices for workers and their families to use, no matter how they get to work.
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