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Employer Policies


Employers have realized the dangers of cell phone use while driving and are taking action by passing policies to prevent cell phone distracted driving. The National Safety Council recommends policies prohibit both hands-free and handheld devices and apply to all employees. 


Free Cell Phone Policy Kit

This free kit helps employers reduce crash risk. It has all the materials you need to:

  • Build leadership support in your organization for a cell phone policy
  • Communicate to employees the crash risks and the need for a policy
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Cell phone policy kit  


LinkedIn Group: Employer Cell Phone Policy Group

A members-only LinkedIn Group for safety, fleet and other professionals interested in employer cell phone policies. It's a resource for tools, peer help and Q&A about implementing policies and educating about cell phone distracted driving.

Visit the group and request membership approval.


NSC White Paper: Employer Liability and the Case for Comprehensive Cell Phone Policies

To reduce employer liability for employee crashes, NSC recommends that employers pass policies that prohibit both hands-free and handheld devices while driving. This white paper explains why.

White Paper - Employer Liability and the Case for Comprehensive Cell Phone Policies (PDF)


Articles About Employer Cell Phone Policies

Membership Advantage newsletter story about Fortune 500 cell phone policies (PDF)

Safety+Health story about employer cell phone policies (PDF)


NSC Video Series: "Understanding Distracted Driving"

A series of 12 short videos answer common questions about cell phone use while driving. All videos are free to download or available on YouTube

Two videos talk about workplace policies:


Employer-Related Links

New York Times article: "At 60 M.P.H., Office Work is High Risk"
Part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Driven to Distraction" series. Examines employee use of phones on the job and employer response to the risk.

New York Times Pulitzer Prize-Winning Series: "Driven to Distraction" Stories of impact of using cell phones while driving on the job: taxi drivers, commercial truck drivers, managers and salespeople.



Federal Rules & Recommendations


NTSB -- Recommends non-emergency use of handheld and hands-free personal electronic devices be banned for all drivers nationwide. More ...


NTSB -- Recommends handheld and hands-free cell phones be prohibited by all commercial driver's license holders while operating commercial vehicles, except in emergencies. More ...


OSHA -- Employers should prohibit any work policy or practice that requires or encourages workers to text while driving. More ...


FMCSA -- Bans commercial drivers from using handheld mobile phones while operating commercial trucks or buses. More ...


Federal Railroad Administration -- Passed a rule addressing all cell phone and electronic device use by railroad operating employees. More ..




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