A worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds. 12,600 workers are injured on the job every day. And, those injuries are costing companies 104,000,000 lost production days. These stats, courtesy of the National Safety Council, paint a sobering picture of the modern workplace. But, it’s a picture most companies are now attuned to in today’s business landscape.
Distracted driving is a nationwide epidemic that not only threatens the driver but everyone else on the road. Roughly nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured every day in the U.S. due to distracted driving accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Beyond the human tragedies, it is driving up insurance rates as carriers struggle to manage the growing risks.
Trucking fleets haven’t had the easiest ride in recent years, with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reporting a 10% increase in fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses between 2016 and 2017. In light of the losses these commercial auto accounts have experienced and the tightening insurance market for this segment, risk mitigation has become increasingly important.
A recent study showing workers injured early in their employment are more likely to file future workers compensation claims than other workers has experts weighing the root cause of repeat claims.
Before the sun even set on summer, Flu season 2019–2020 reared its ugly head early with a confirmed flu-related death in California in early September. Although the normal flu season runs from October until about May, the stage is already set for a longer, and potentially bad, flu season.
Using machine learning, a system that can tap into the full array of data uploaded by a connected vehicle can do a better job of reading the true, current state of a vehicle’s systems, thus avoiding a situation where those problems put a vehicle out of commission.
With operator error contributing to nearly all motor vehicle crashes, employers are looking for new ways to incentivize good driving and track dangerous driving. With telematics, this is becoming much easier.
Calling the number on the “How’s My Driving” bumper sticker is not the only way employers can remain informed on their drivers’ safety. With the recent growing technology in telematics, employers can track, evaluate, and reward employee driving tendencies.
In our digital economy, employees are fighting burnout, embracing mindfulness, commuting across virtual spaces and challenging every assumption we have about work. Many organizations are looking inward to discover the perfect equation that keeps work-life balance in check—while keeping employees productive and efficient, writes Donna Kimmel, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Citrix