Blog Category: Risk Management

Blog Category: Risk Management

Distracted Driving Continues to Kill

Approximately 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involves distracted driving, which continues to be a problem in the state even after a state law banned texting and driving in 2017, the Texas Department of Transportation says.

“Our message is no longer just a public safety suggestion to urge Texans to avoid distraction while operating a vehicle – it is to remind...

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Workforce Drug Positivity Rates Hit 14-Year High

Pun intended.

If you haven’t reviewed your organization’s drug policy recently, now is probably a good time. Quest Diagnostics just released its 2019 Drug Testing Index (DTI), and workforce positivity rates are the highest they’ve been in 14 years—if you count cannabis, that is. For the past 3 decades, the DTI has provided insight into national workplace...

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Texas Tops Nation in Traffic Deaths

At least one person has died on Texas roads every day since November 7, 2000. Despite efforts to end this streak and a decrease of about 2% between 2016 and 2017, the Texas Department of Transportation notes that Texas still leads the nation in traffic deaths.

However, there seems to be some action on expanded road safety efforts at the Texas...

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What Is the Safety Pulse of Your Organization?

More than $1 billion a week – that’s what U.S. businesses lose to serious, non-fatal workplace injuries according to a survey from Liberty Mutual. Risk is everywhere and always will be. Identifying risks and defining acceptable levels of risk are essential for every safety program. The risks that we are willing to “accept” are driven by our past experiences and...

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Reduce Distracted Driving in Your Organization

Think back to the last time you were driving and stopped at a red light. What did you see? A driver in the car next to you with his head bent down, fingers busily typing a message on his smartphone and hoping to hit send before the light turns green? Another driver unaware that she is taking up two lanes because she’s searching the internet on her phone? A...

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