According to the article posted 10/23/18 by FOX26 Houston, The Zachary Group suffered a tremendous loss when a bus that was transporting 30 employees lost control on the highway and crashed. The crash resulted in irreversible damage, taking one employees life – and sending dozens of others to the surrounding hospitals.
Sometimes this is the kind of thing that cannot be prevented, because accidents happen – right?! Yet still it’s no less devastating to the employer, and family of the injured. This happened during the transportation of employees by the company to another facility, where they least expected an incident to take place. Making this one of those scenarios that could result in hefty fines and repercussions on the company.
OSHA’s reports indicate that in 2018 there have been 8 fatalities by vehicular accidents reported that resulted in a citation related to the accident; and 22 not resulting in a citation. That is a total of 30 fatalities reported in 2018, caused by car accidents.
If you dont already have a program or training in place for driving safety, you might want to think again about including it.