It may come as a surprise to some, but summer is the most dangerous time to drive for both businesses and families. Summer is the time to pile the family into the car and head off to vacation destinations, and it is also the time where heat and exhaustion lead to less safe driving. July and August are the most dangerous months, especially on Saturday, between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Taking some extra precautions can ensure that you, your family, and your co-workers don’t become a statistic. Here are some tips that can help everyone stay safe on the road this summer.
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This is not just the path toward improved safety and lower safety-related costs; it is also the path to walk if your goal is greater customer retention, higher sales, and maximizing profits.
The journey into safety rewards and recognition never needs to be a blind one. Often times a potential client will come to us not knowing where to start. We know that there are specific costs associated with safety (in particular – accidents) including lost time, claims, administrative expenses, and more. The best thing to do is to evaluate the company’s current state of affairs relative to safety and that includes costs, incident rates, claims, training, recognition, committees, regular meetings, etc. The more in tune a company is with their overall safety strategy and culture the more likely they are to create a properly designed and effective safety reward and recognition program.