MODEL TEXTING & DRIVING POLICY

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: December 20th, 2011
Topics: Transportation Safety |

BENEFITS

Although it might enhance productivity, allowing workers to talk on cell phones or text while driving in carrying out their jobs is arguably an OSHA violation; encouraging or requiring them to do so is definitely a violation. That’s why OSHA, DOT, NHTSA and other agencies have called on employers to ban workers from this practice. This tool will enable you to keep your workers safe and avoid any OSHA citations.

HOW TO USE THIS TOOL

Here’s a Model Policy that you can use to ban cell phone use and texting by workers who drive. This Policy comes from the National Highway Transportation Safety Board and is linked to on the OSHA distracted driving website.

 
 
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