How’s Your Driving? May 22 CONN-OSHA Seminar Examines Safe Driving
Learn to identify your bad
habits and correct them
For immediate release
April 24, 2008
a bad habit of failing to come to a complete halt and rolling through stops
signs, do you? Still talking on your cell phone when you’re behind the wheel –
despite the state law that makes it illegal to do so? How about eating while
you’re driving? Are you guilty of doing that, too?
Most drivers tend
to pick up bad habits over time – and try as you might – those habits are hard
A May 22 “Safe
Driving – Get There Safely” workshop being sponsored by the Connecticut
Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA),
can be useful for everyone, especially those who employ drivers, by taking a
close-up look at these and other driving missteps.
Being held at the
agency’s Central Office, the workshop, according to State Labor Commissioner
Patricia H. Mayfield, will offer attendees advice and tips designed to help.
“Statistics compiled by the U.S Department of Labor show that work-related
vehicle crashes are the leading cause of occupational fatalities,” she explains.
“More than 1,300 deaths per year occurred between 1992 and 2002, while in 2000,
work-related crashes accounted for 23 percent of all occupational deaths.”
employers, however, can help by developing and fostering what she calls “a
professional and safe driving culture.”
“All of us tend to
get rusty over time, so updates such as our Safe Driving – Get There Safely
course are helpful,” explains Able CONN-OSHA
Safety Training Specialist, who coordinates the workshop series. “I think you’ll
find it I enjoyable and well as informative.”
Admission is free, but pre-registration is
required. To register, or for additional information, please contact Able by
firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (860) 263-6902.
Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535