Measure your company’s cost of crashes, both on-the-job and off-the-job with NETS’ new Cost of Collisions Calculator.
The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) has released a new Cost of Collisions Calculator (available on NETS’ website), developed by NETS through a cooperative agreement with NHTSA, which can be utilized by employers to measure their company’s cost of crashes. Regardless of company size, the calculator can serve as a helpful tool in complementing an employer’s overall road safety effort.
A serious vehicle crash impacts more than the driver or passengers. While they may sustain injuries from a collision, their employer is also likely to feel the pain. That’s why many employers are taking an active role in educating their employees on safe driving.
Driving is an activity that many do every day, and that makes it easy to forget how dangerous it can be. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016. In 2015, 2.4 million roadway users were injured.
Employers are in a unique position to directly influence their employees driving habits – and literally save lives. Those with robust road safety programs understand that whether an employee is involved in a crash when driving on the job or off the job, it still affects the employer. Implementing proactive safety initiatives such as defensive driver training and establishing comprehensive policies surrounding distractions, seat belts and fatigue are just a few measures employers can take to reduce employee risk behind the wheel.
With this data, you’ll be able to make the business case to support investment in employee-wide safe driving programs. They say that knowledge is power. In this case, knowledge can help you to reduce risk and save lives. What could be more powerful than that?