Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Safety Council has made training material available to employers for “Distracted Driving Awareness Month”.

Members of the National Safety Council get “Member Exclusive Content” beyond what is made available to the general public.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

  • Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants empower you to put safety first and Just Drive.

    Resources to Share

    Create awareness in your workplace, your home or community bysharing the distracted driving message. NSC offers infographics, a poster, fact sheet and a number of social media-friendly graphics.

    Pledge to drive cell free. You can pledge to your children or other loved ones that you will be an attentive driver. Share your pledge on social media if you’d like.

    Resources for Employers

ATSSA – National Work Zone Awareness Week


Observed Across The Country

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. Also, learn about Go Orange Day.

Go Orange Day 2017, Wednesday, April 5

All roadway safety professionals across the country are encouraged to wear orange to proudly show their support of work zone safety.

Go Orange Day and NWZAW is an important time to show your support of the roadway safety industry, especially to the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.

This year for Go Orange Day, ATSSA is expanding our focus to not only photos, but also videos. ATSSA wants to see videos of you or a group wearing orange and telling us why you support Go Orange Day and NWZAW, doing something fun, safe and creative.

Watch ATSSA’s video in support of Go Orange Day and NWZAW

Watch ATSSA’s Video

See ATSSA President and CEO Roger Wentz, CFO and COO Mitzi Osterhout, Vice President of Member Services Donna Clark, and Director of Communications James Baron support work zone safety awareness.

To show your support this year:

  • Script a great idea and produce a video (always remember: safety first), not to exceed 15 seconds
  • Post the video on Twitter and/or Facebook, tag ATSSA, and include the hashtag #Orangeforsafety
  • ATSSA may retweet/share your post
  • Also, retweet/share ATSSA’s posts to keep the word about work zone safety going

April Meeting Announcement

The next meeting will be held April 5, 2017 at NEIT, 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI from 7:30 am – 10:15 am.

From Bob Kunz:

” Team, As you may be aware, the CPWR has developed the Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) training program.  The FSL program introduces safety leaders to 5 leadership skills and real-world scenarios.  Are leadership skills an innate characteristics or trained and practiced skill?  Before you answer that questions, answer this one:

Are you a supervisor?  If yes, how often are you satisfied with the outcome of the tasks that you assign – 25%, 50%, 75%, 90% of the time?  When you reflect upon those outcomes, what could you have done to improve the outcome?

Join team SAFER on April 5, 2017, and attend a 2-hour FSL to learn how to unlock the potential to move towards safe (and healthy), productive, quality driven outcomes.

Note: For FSL presentation material Information, visit this site: http://www.cpwr.com/foundations-safety-leadership-fsl . Or, contact Keene State College OTI Ed Center about onsite FSL training – see: http://oshaedne.com/.

Coffee and Calories sponsored by Concentra.

RSVP to bkunz@dimeo.com .”