A driver workplace safety program will focus primarily around vehicle safety since this is the place where they spend the majority of their time and where the greatest exposure for the fleet lies. In addition to the auto liability, physical damage and cargo markets, Thorn Valley can also lend fleet safety expertise towards non-vehicular risk and exposures.
TVS workers compensation surveys assess workplace hazards associated with non-driving positions such as mechanics, operations and administrative personnel, as well as general liability risks associated with vendors or the general public having access to company property, premises and facility.
For companies that allow vendor and/or general public access to the property, premises and facility, a good rule of thumb is to "treat others as you'd like to be treated". What this means from a workplace safety standpoint is that a good company employee safety program encompassing all areas will go a long way in mitigating general liability exposure as well.
Slips, Trips and Falls
STF accidents contribute to 15% of all accidental deaths and second only to motor vehicle crashes in causes of fatalities. In addition, S/T/F injuries make up approximately 25% of all workplace safety claims. Make sure the company safety program addresses S/T/F potential for all employees, vendors and visitors.