Tool Kit & Resources

 

The tools and resources below are shown in the order they appear in the Four-Step Plan–Do–Check–Act cycle outlined in the "Preventing Work-Related Motor-Vehicle Incidents" eLearning program. Most users will want to make use of them as they build and/or develop enhancements to their workplace road safety program and initiatives.

 

1. MVI Cost Calculator

A valid appraisal of crash-related costs demonstrates how they hurt your business. Use this tool to summarize those costs so that management will appreciate the value of taking action to prevent incidents.

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2. Road safety snapshot

This 10-question survey covers key indicators of road safety success. Use it to find out how employees feel about road safety measures in your organization and to benchmark future performance.

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3. Road Safety Plan Template

Whether you are just starting your road safety program or looking to improve your current plan, consider using this tool. It lists key elements in a road safety plan, shows you how to organize your company’s plan, and provides links to resources and materials to help build each segment.

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4. Identify hazards and assess risks

Identifying the driving-related hazards that employees encounter and evaluating the associated risks are fundamental parts of road safety planning. These steps will enable you to set priorities and take action at the Do stage.

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5. Rank control methods

Some measures are more effective than others for controlling the driving-related hazards your employees may encounter. The hierarchy of controls tool explains the systematic ranking of measures that you can apply to control driver exposure to hazards.

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6. Build strong policies

Your road safety program deserves a good roadmap. Effective policies describe the principles and strategies that the organization will apply to help achieve its safety objectives. Use this tool to build policies that work for your organization.

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7. Safe work procedures

Aligned with your road safety policies, safe driving procedures are key tools to communicate how the company expects employees to drive while at work. This section has guidance for writing effective procedures plus several examples for you to use.

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8. Driver qualifications

Qualified drivers understand their driving responsibilities. They have and apply the necessary skills to prevent motor-vehicle incidents. Use these resources to verify whether employees are legally authorized to drive. The Driver Assessment Form will help you check competencies. Also, read about how you can access training that helps build the right skills.

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9. Distracted Driving

Distracted driving causes far too many crashes. These resources outline the human and financial costs of distraction-related crashes and can help you understand the science behind distractions.

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10. Driver fatigue

Fatigue contributes to thousands of crashes every year. Learn about the causes of fatigue and how it impacts driving performance. These resources will help you understand the signs and symptoms of fatigue and learn how to manage it.

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11. Tips for employees who drive

Employees have a crucial role in helping to ensure their own safety when they drive for work. This section has several practical suggestions that every driver can apply to help prevent crashes.

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12. Journey Management Plan

An effective Journey Management Plan is one of the best ways to minimize exposure to driving-related hazards. This section not only explains the plan but also has resources to help you apply it at your workplace.

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13. Vehicle inspections and maintenance

If your employees drive for work, you need to know those vehicles are mechanically sound and ready to safely transport your staff or deliver your products. This section offers forms that you can adapt for use in your operations plus useful "how to" guidance on maintenance and repair operations.

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14. Vehicle safety technology

There are dozens of new vehicle technology systems now available to help make driving safer (e.g., lane departure warnings, automatic parallel parking, adaptive cruise control).

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15. Investigating motor-vehicle incidents and near misses

When a work-related crash occurs, it's important to learn why it happened so that the company can take actions to prevent other incidents. This tool provides step-by-step guidance, forms, checklists, and diagrams with helpful links.

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16. Products

 

IHSA offers many products and safety solutions that can complement your road safety initiatives and contribute to the prevention of motor-vehicle incidents.

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17. Safety Talks

Safety talks or tailgate meetings are an excellent way to engage employees in conversations about road safety issues that matter to them. Use these resources to find sample talks and tips that will help make your meetings more successful.

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18. Awareness

 

Oftentimes, you may need a more modern, hi-tech way to bring attention to a certain topic. IHSA has five unique YouTube clips available for you to incorporate into your safety meetings, presentations, or awareness campaigns.

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