Safety focus

Vol. 12 Issue 4 - Winter 2019

Check out the latest edition of Safety Focus, Markel Specialty's accident prevention newsletter. Learn more about distracted driving, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and the importance of workplace cell phone policies.

Distracted driving

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, adjusting the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. 

Detection devices - smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

There are more fires in winter than at any other time of the year. Learn more about the importance of having smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed.

The importance of workplace cell phone policies

The rapid growth of technology has increased the need for workplace cell phone policies. Millions of workers in the United States take personal devices to work daily, but using cell phones on the job presents safety hazards and potential liability issues.

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Safety video spotlight – auto repair shops

Markel provides policyholders free access to hundreds of safety videos through a partnership with Training Network Now. Here are some video options currently available:

  • Hazard communication in auto service facilities
  • First aid
  • First aid safety
  • Hand and power tool safety
  • Overexertion – repetitive motion injury awareness and training
  • Lockout/tag out training for employees

To sign up for this free resource, please visit us online.

The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as all encompassing, or suitable for all situations, conditions, and environments. Please contact us at or your attorney if you have any questions. The article may not be linked to, copied, reproduced, republished, posted, or distributed in any way by non-policyholders of Markel®, without permission.