Nebraska Safety Council Announces Road Safety Program for Six Nebraska Counties

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Nebraska Safety Council Announces Road Safety Program for Six Nebraska Counties

The Nebraska Safety Council (nesafetycouncil.org) is excited to announce the launch of a new Road Safety Program, an educational project for employers and employees across six targeted Nebraska Counties: Lancaster, Hall, Madison, Saline, Seward, and York. The program gives companies in these six “priority counties” an excellent opportunity to educate a large pool of employees about road safety, with the goal of decreasing accidents, injuries, and deaths on our roads, where motor vehicle crash fatalities and injuries on and off the job cost employers $57 billion in 2017 (latest statistics available).

Nebraska Safety Council’s new program is being funded by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office. The nonprofit will work with 42 companies in the six counties to educate their employees about the benefits of seatbelt use and the dangers of distracted driving. They will also evaluate the companies’ seat-belt and cellphone policies and help with implementation to keep their employees safe and healthy. If your company would like to participate in the Road Safety Program, contact Chris Blum at (402) 483-2511, ext. 116 or by email at Cblum@nesafetycouncil.org.

The Mission of the Nebraska Safety Council is to provide education and leadership to empower Nebraskans to live safe and healthy. They offer comprehensive programs, training courses, events, and services that are designed to improve employee care at a desk, on the production floor, behind the wheel, and on the job. To learn more, visit nesafetycouncil.org, call (402) 483-2511, or email nesc@nesafetycouncil.org.

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