The Our Driving Concern (ODC): Texas Employers Traffic Safety Program, a landmark driving initiative funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation, continues to build a statewide network of employer involvement in crash prevention for employees both on and off the job. The ODC Program places particular emphasis on impaired driving, driver distractions, and employer policies. They work with Texas business owners, executive managers, safety & health, human resource and public affairs professionals to introduce best practice for traffic safety strategies.
A major activity of this project is to equip Texas employers to talk about and address employee driving behaviors, on and off the job, in a consistent and on-going manner. This is accomplished by providing the employers FREE training, education, and resources. The goal is that this not only positively impacts the employer, but the employee, the families of the employees and the community as well. The ODC Program offers a free training program to teach your employees the basics of traffic safety and help prevent costly crashes. Our Driving Concern Train-the-Trainer Workshops teach presentation skills in conjunction with a traffic safety curriculum to address driver behaviors that are costly to Texas employers.
This training is great for HR professionals, safety professionals, supervisors, instructors, and other staff. These instructor-led modules are designed with an Employer-Employee focus and the behavior-specific modules are designed to deliver to your employees at staff meetings, safety meetings, etc. Each module includes scripted PowerPoint, video and audio presentations, Facilitator guide, tip sheets, and handouts. Protect your employees and your company’s bottom line.
The goal of our educational outreach tools, including the monthly Toilet Tabloids that always create a lot of buzz, is for people to consistently receive and see traffic safety messages, both verbal and non-verbal.
Other tools and resources ODC provides:
ODC website www.txdrivingconcern.org
- Live with Lisa traffic safety training videos
- E-Learning modules
- Twice monthly e-newsletters with hands on activities employers can use in an office setting and in the field.
- Fact sheets that cover a variety of traffic safety topics
- ODC 4-hour Train the Trainer
- Posters and other handouts
The Train the Trainer 4-hour workshop program covers a variety of traffic safety topics through six different modules.
These trainings are ideal for:
- Company owners
- HR professionals
- Safety professionals
- Safety Instructors
Each module is designed for the participant to take the information back to their company to present to their employees.
- Our Driving Concern: Making a Difference (Overview)
- Distracted Driving
- Impaired Driving
- Aggressive Driving
- Drowsy Driving
- Passenger Restraint
The overview module describes the problems of risky driving behaviors and how it affects your company. This program is designed to reduce the financial and emotional impact of crashes – both on and off the job. Through interactive instructional methods, participants are prompted to consider modifying risky driving habits. The four behavior-specific presentations are designed to engage and reinforce good driving habits. The goal is to connect participants’ behaviors with risky driving behaviors in an engaging way and to encourage safe driving.
After completing the training, participants will receive their own copies of the curriculum to present to their companies, employees and communities.
CEU’s will now be available through the University of Texas, Arlington to those who attend a 4-hour ODC Train the Trainer. Each attendee seeking a CEU is responsible for the $15.00 fee. This is great benefit to those who attend training and need CEU’s for their credentialing.