Itasca, IL - Each year, the National Safety Council and Our Driving Concern honor Texas employers that encourage positive driver behaviors among employees on and off the job through education, training and other activities centered on traffic safety. The Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards program aims to decrease injuries and fatalities that are a result of crashes on state roads. Applications for the 2018 awards are due electronically March 15.
"Award winners exemplify the highest standards of achievement in employee education and outreach in the areas of traffic safety and driver behavior," Our Driving Concern Senior Program Manager Lisa Robinson said. "Their programs serve as models for others to emulate when developing or reviewing their own workplace traffic safety policies."
Any Texas employer is eligible to submit an awards application. Self-nominations are encouraged. Employers may be municipal or corporate, private or not-for-profit – small or large. A record 15 Texas employers were honored in 2017. To learn more about the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards program or bolster your own application, watch videos paying tribute to past winners or check out best-practice brochures.
In 2018, exemplary award recipients and award recipients will be honored Aug. 16 at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute Conference in Sugar Land.
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.
About the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program
The Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program is a driving initiative of the National Safety Council funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. This initiative supports a statewide network of employer involvement in crash prevention for the benefit of employees, both on and off the job. Our Driving Concern provides a variety of free resources, training opportunities and educational materials to help employers engage their employees in safe driving behaviors. Have a question or a request for your organization? Please contact Lisa Robinson, CFLE, Our Driving Concern program manager, (512) 466-7383.