Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council recently announced that it has released a first-of-its-kind Safe Driving Kit to help employers eliminate the #1 cause of workplace deaths – car crashes. The Safe Driving Kit, sponsored by Wheels, Inc., is a free online tool built to create safer roads and protect employees through multi-media resources and engaging materials. The kit addresses the key contributors to car crashes, including distraction, alcohol, other drugs, fatigue and seatbelt use. It also brings attention to lifesaving technology that helps prevent crashes during a time when motor vehicle deaths spike in part due to summer travel.
“Every 7 seconds someone is injured and every 15 minutes someone is killed in a car crash,” said Jenny Burke, senior director of Advocacy at the National Safety Council. “The Safe Driving Kit will help us eliminate preventable deaths at work and on the road.”
Car crashes cost employers upwards of $68 billion in comprehensive costs every year. Workplace policies and employer engagement can help reduce crashes and promote health and wellness on and off the job.
The Safe Driving Kit includes resources such as:
- Fact Sheets and FAQs
- Myth Busters
- Survivor Advocate Stories
- Activities and ready-made communication to engage and educate employees
- Links to safe driving resources
The Safe Driving Kit is now available for download at www.nsc.org/safedrivingkit.