The Driver, The Journey, The Risk
Program - MC-SHRM General Meeting 7:45*AM-9:00AM (*Registration 7:30AM-7:45AM)
Presented By: Cindy Leonard, Sr. Program manager, National Safety Council
HR professionals know that a variety of behaviors impact safety and productivity in the workplace - one rising concern is unsafe driving
According to a National Safety Council analysis, March 2, 2022
- Traffic is back to pre-pandemic levels
- The number of preventable deaths continues to climb
- Vehicle crashes cause 38% of preventable workplace deaths
Risky driving behaviors divert attention away from mobility safety. Whether these precarious behaviors occur on or off the job, the employer may ultimately pay a high price. With motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of unintentional workplace fatalities, transportation safety is one of the most important parts of an employer’s health and safety management system.
This session will discuss an array of risky behaviors and the critical elements that benefit an organization and its drivers. Educating your employees and having driver policies and
procedures in place doesn’t just make good safety sense; it makes good business sense.
Participant Learning Objectives:
Cindy Leonard senior program manager in the Roadway / Mobility Safety Practice, leads the “Our Driving Concern,” Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program from the National Safety Council. She prompts employers in Texas to realize the roadway is an extension of the workplace, and that safety mindset can begin in the workplace and influence safety anyplace. She helps employers improve their transportation safety culture and enact policy change through effective and proven strategies that address how to prevent motor vehicle crashes and decrease exposure to liability. She has more than 25 years of experience as a public speaker and educator. Her passion for developing education opportunities that address behavior change propelled her towards driver safety training and the National Safety Council.
Prior to joining in 2016, the National Safety Council, Cindy worked with school systems in several states and education management corporations. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Georgia and is currently completing coursework towards a PhD in Instructional Design and Technology. Cindy is a member of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders, and an Alive at 25 certified instructor.
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