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Drive Safely Work Week 2015

Drive Safely Work Week is all about workers driving to, at and from work. Get the free media tool kit from NETS. Save lives, save injuries October 5-9, 2015

In this podcast, Dan Clark describes and offers links to The Network Of Employers For Traffic Safety free kit promoting Drive Safely Work Week. Use it to share important driving information via social media, email, your website or the lunchroom bulletin board.

Most work-related deaths are, in some way, related to transportation. Listen for important tips for all employees who get behind the wheel of a vehicle.


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Dan Clark: Drive safely! Listen for free info on Drive Safely Work Week. It’s the annual chance to urge employees to drive safely to work, at work and from work to home.

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Drive_Safely_Work_Week_2015-Creative_Safety_Supply-250x250Transportation incidents are responsible for most of the work related fatalities every year—over 1800 in 2013 alone. Many additional workers are injured in crashes or involved in crashes during their commute or on their personal time. All these incidents hurt people and negatively impact workplaces.

To promote safer driving Drive Safely Work Week is October 5-9.

What is Drive Safely Work Week? An annual campaign sponsored by the nonprofit NETS, The Network Of Employers For Traffic Safety. The Drive Safely Work Week started in 1996. NETS is a partnership of private and public organizations that promotes traffic safety in the workplace.

During the campaign, NETS offers materials for employers to share with workers. This year’s campaign is Twitter-ready. Download the kit at

The theme is: Plan Ahead. Free materials include email blasts, daily planning checklists, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, posters, banners and social media posts.


NETS provides topics for discussion for each day of the week.

○ Monday – trip planning.

○ Tuesday – driving out of your comfort zone, such as with a new route or a new car. Those types of things.

○ Wednesday – have a clear head. That’s dealing with things like fatigue, alcohol, medications.

○ Thursday – staying safe on the road as we age.

○ Friday – family road safety.

The materials are provided for free and you can do your own drip campaign by email, your social media or your company website.

Who can participate? Any workplace, not just those who have fleets or whose employees travel for work. If October 5-9 doesn’t fit well into your workplace’s calendars, choose a different week. The materials aren’t dated, so they’re suitable for use any time of the year.

That’s all for this episode on Drive Safely Work Week 2015. Come back for more ways to stay safety compliant in today’s ever-changing landscape of safety requirements. I’m Dan Clark of The Safety Brief, a service of Creative Safety Supply. Save 10 percent off your entire order at with coupon code BIG10.


#Plan Ahead images © 2015 Network of Employers for Traffic Safety; hand on wheel image © 2011 Morguefile / Alvimann

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