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

Who doesn’t have a cell phone these days? How about an iPad, laptop, gaming device, or GPS? They are an important part of many people’s lives. Yet, they are very dangerous if used while driving.

Detection devices - smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

There are more fires in winter than at any other time of the year. When a fire has started, smoke spreads quickly. A smoke alarm gives the critical early warning sign when a fire has started in a building or home.

The importance of workplace cell phone policies

Employers should develop formal, written guidelines on cell phone use while driving for any employees that operate a vehicle for business purposes. Banning workers from calling and texting on the road prevents accidents and shows a commitment to safety.
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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.

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