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  • Does your HR Wellness & Benefits Program address the most dangerous activity your employees do every day? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013, 76.4% of workers 16 years and older drove alone on their commute to and from work, and another almost 10% carpooled. As something that most do every single day, Driver Safety seems to be overlooked when it comes to other Wellness Programs. Most HR Wellness Programs focus on individual health, including healthy eating and regular exercise, and some incorporate financial and emotional wellness. ​ Recent studies have shown that workers stress over their finances while at work, and that stress carries on through their commute home. Over-worrying can dominate thought and cause distraction for your

    Aug 11,
    - by Michael
  • The Traffic Injury Research Foundation recently released a paper (.pdf) citing several early studies that indicate driving with "voice to text" texting technology is still a major distraction for drivers, and dispels the myth of employees being able to "multitask" during "windshield time". The crash risk associated with hands-free texting while driving is not as well understood because in-car voice-to-text technology is relatively new, and few studies investigating this specific issue have been completed to date. ​​What is known, however, supports the contention that hands-free texting while driving poses significant distraction, and consequently, unacceptable crash risk (Tijerina 2008). ​​T​o put this traffic safety issue and public health concern into perspective, this paper draws upon existing research in order to share

    Sep 06,
    - by Michael
  • Guest Blogger: Bob O'Connor, CFO, I recently reviewed the excerpts of a topic at the 2013 Fleet Safety Conference (.pdf) in relation to the personal use of company vehicles. Those in attendance were clearly exposed to some excellent information in relation to positioning themselves and their companies to reduce their exposure to risk and enhanced employee accountability. It was one area that really caught my eye that I want to discuss. Now I do have to apologize in advance that I was not in attendance at this event so for those exposed to this article it is here I would ask for your feedback to ensure the audience can also benefit from the experience. In allowing employees families the

    Sep 03,
    - by Michael

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