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Distracted Driving: A Risk for All Businesses

Whether or not your company operates a fleet or employs professional drivers, distracted driving is a topic that should interest you. As ASSE Diamond Sponsor SafeStart explains, “Everyone drives or rides in a car. And that means distracted driving affects every single business in the world.”

What causes distracted driving? Primarily, visual, auditory, manual and cognitive factors are to blame. However, what makes people most vulnerable to these distractions when driving is their state of mind, SafeStart explains in its Driving Distraction Away guide. The mental states that pose the greatest risk to drivers are fatigue, rushing, frustration and complacency.

Professional Safety

For more than 50 years, ASSE’s Professional Safety journal has been sharing the latest technical knowledge in SH&E—information that is constantly being developed through research and on-the-job experience. Each issue delivers practical guidance, techniques and solutions to help OSH professionals identify hazards, protect people, prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy.

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Establish a Safety Fund

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSE Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.

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