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Prioritizing Workplace Safety: A National Safety Month Commitment

June 05, 2024


As we observe National Safety Month, it is a critical time to reflect on the importance of workplace safety and the measures we can take to protect our employees. Workplace safety is not just a regulatory requirement; it is a fundamental aspect of creating a healthy, productive, and sustainable work environment. At Smith System®, we are dedicated to advancing safety standards through our comprehensive eLearning and driver training programs, designed to reduce the alarming rate of workplace death and injury. 

The Reality of Workplace Incidents

Workplace safety remains a pressing issue globally. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), nearly 3 million workers internationally die every year due to work-related incidents. In the United States, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reveals that transportation incidents account for a significant 38 percent of workplace deaths. With these statistics rising each year, it is crucial to provide specialized training and effective safety protocols to mitigate risks associated with driving and transportation. 

The Role of Smith System® in Workplace Safety

At Smith System®, we recognize that proactive training and education are vital to preventing accidents and saving lives. Our eLearning and driver training courses are designed to address various aspects of workplace safety, with a focus on reducing transportation-related incidents. 

Comprehensive eLearning Courses

Our eLearning courses provide flexible, accessible, and engaging training modules that cover a range of safety topics and issues found in the workplace. From preventing back injuries to protecting against heat stress and hearing loss, we help raise awareness so your employees know what to do in any scenario. 

Advanced Driver Training Programs

Given the high percentage of workplace fatalities related to transportation, our driver training programs are designed to equip employees with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the road safely. Smith System's driver training programs include:

DriverDirect™: Our signature course based on The Smith5Keys® — behind-the-wheel training paired with engaging classroom instruction.

DriverTrainer™Our train-the-trainer certifications provide your staff with the skills to teach our proven crash-prevention methods to your fleet drivers.

DrivingDynamics™This course provides drivers with substantially increased ability to control a vehicle in emergency situations.

TrailerReady™: This course is designed for individuals whose job requires hauling a trailer or operating a straight truck weighing more than 10,001 pounds.

The Impact of Effective Safety Training

Investing in comprehensive safety training has significant benefits for organizations, including: 

Reduced Incident Rates: Proper training helps minimize the risks of accidents and injuries.

Enhanced Employee Well-Being: A safe work environment contributes to the overall health and satisfaction of employees

Compliance and Reputation: Adhering to safety regulations and standards enhances an organization’s reputation and ensures compliance with legal requirements. 

As we observe National Safety Month, we urge our clients to prioritize safety and invest in effective training programs. The statistics are clear: comprehensive safety training can save lives. At Smith System, we are committed to providing the highest quality training solutions to help organizations create safer workplaces for everyone.

For more information about our eLearning and driver training programs, visit our website or contact us today. Together, we can make a significant impact on workplace safety and ensure that every worker returns home safely at the end of the day. 

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