If your Company has vehicles that are driven by employees or permits employees to use their own vehicles on the job then you should read this article.
According to the United States Labor Department Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- Every 12 minutes someone dies in a motor vehicle crash,
- Every 10 seconds an injury occurs and
- Every 5 seconds a crash occurs.
Since a large number of these accidents occur during the workday or during the commute to and from work, employers often bear the cost of injuries that occur both on and off the job.
Motor vehicle crashes cost employers $60 billion annually in medical care, legal expenses, property damage, and lost productivity. They drive up the cost of benefits such as workers’ compensation, Social Security, and private health and disability insurance. In addition, they increase the company overhead involved in administering these programs.