Mark Schedler - Sr. DOT Editor - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
January 03 , 2020
Protecting your organization calls for the creation of meaningful policies and procedures. They define acceptable, safe driving behaviors in addition to unacceptable, unsafe behaviors and the associated consequences. They also affirm safety as a company value and priority.
Remember these 7 tips as you create and review your safety policies and procedures:
Once you communicate your organization’s policies and procedures to drivers and office employees, they will better understand performance boundaries and how they can help drive improvement within their job responsibilities.
Don’t tolerate inconsistencies regarding adherence to your company’s requirements. This can be toxic to your safety culture and could prove damaging should litigation arise.
Make sure to review your written documentation regularly so it doesn’t get out of date. They are living documents and should reflect state and federal regulation changes, as well as correspond to your organization as it grows, evolves and moves forward. Use these four best practices for policy reviews:
For additional guidance on this topic, download the ELD Policies and Procedures whitepaper.
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