Each year, the National Safety Council (NSC) designates June as National Safety Month. In line with that, both the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and NSC have provided the following guidelines for drivers to navigate safely in a post-pandemic world:
Fatigued driving. With many workers driving longer hours in recent months, it is important for employers and workers to take steps to prevent the chain of events that could lead to a fatigue-related crash.
Distracted driving. Research shows that hands-free phones are just as distracting as hand-held. When driving becomes secondary, drivers pay less attention to possible dangers on the road.
Journey management. Employers can also apply practices to minimize unnecessary trips, distances driven, and the risks associated with necessary trips.
Impairment. Whether it is being drunk, drugged, drowsy or distracted, impairment can take many forms. Employers should explain to workers that if they feel “different,” they are likely impaired. Staying safe means constantly scanning the roads for potential hazards, to be constantly on high alert.
Source: Windels Marx