In many countries, the car is king. It’s the main mode of transportation for both personal and commercial reasons. Many companies will employ drivers of lighter vehicles than semi trucks to transport goods and people. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most light vehicle drivers.
OSHA Required Training
When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:
In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Retraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.
Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):
Industry Best-Practice Training
(Not required by OSHA)
Downloadable Drugs & Alcohol Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Eye Safety Training Resources (free):
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Light Vehicle Driver Safety Tips
An estimated 6,800 people died in motor vehicle related accidents the first quarter of this year alone. Many of these accidents are attributed to one or more drivers not watching the road. Keep your eyes straight-ahead and focused on traffic—it just might save your life!
In many countries, the car is king. It’s the main mode of transportation for both personal and commercial reasons. Many companies will employ drivers of lighter vehicles than semi trucks to transport goods and people. Limo drivers, shuttles, and small deliveries all rely on these drivers being efficient and safe. With so many cars on the road at one time, there is a lot to keep track of, but by following some simple safety rules, you will be able to arrive at your destination on time and in one piece. For your safety, the safety of any passengers you might be carrying, and the safety of the drivers around you, do these simple things to prepare before you get on the road.
Maintain your vehicle
- Get regular oil checks, tire pressure, and engine servicing with the amount of mileage drivers put on their vehicles, they need to be in top shape at all times.
- Take the time to get your vehicle inspected as frequently as possible.
- Make sure the breaks are working.
Follow all traffic laws.
- Buckle Up. No matter what the vehicle is that you are driving, having your seat belt on will save you from being thrown from the car in the event of a major accident.
- Don’t speed. Whatever your time frame, you won’t make it if you get a ticket, or get into a wreck.
- Watch for all traffic signs and heed their warnings.
- Use your mirrors. Glance in them every 5 to 8 seconds to keep up to date on what’s happening around your vehicle and what other drivers are doing. Try to anticipate any sudden moves on their part.
- Cell phones, texting, and even conversations with passengers can pose a huge danger to you and drivers around you. Also try to avoid eating, messing with the radio, or putting your attention on anything other than the road in front of you.
Be rested and ready to drive
- Never drive without having had a proper night’s sleep. Drivers falling asleep at the wheel accounts for the reason behind many terrible traffic accidents, make sure you can stay awake for the duration of your time driving.
- Never Drive on New Medication. If you have recently started taking any kind of new medication that could affect your judgment, wait the appropriate amount of time to know exactly how it will affect you before starting to drive.
Be prepared for anything
- Be ready for any type of emergency. Especially if you are carrying passengers.
- Keep a first aid kit handy and know how to use it.
- Carry a small fire extinguisher in the event of a small fire.
- If there is an emergency involving a passenger, pull over and call the appropriate authorities as soon as possible.
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