VIENNA, VA - Register now to participate in the first of a series of regional Knowledge Network Workshops that address a critical workplace safety issue – driver safety.

The Knowledge Network Workshops are designed to offer employers a unique small group opportunity to learn about a specific workplace safety challenge and problem-solve through collaboration with peers and safety experts. Participants will have the opportunity to complete and submit a confidential High-Risk Driving Practices Benchmarking Survey prior to the workshop. The collective findings of the survey will be discussed in small moderator-facilitated groups to compare effective intervention approaches.

“High-Risk” Driving in the Workplace, the first in the Knowledge Network Workshops, uses the NETS meeting format to focus employers’ attention on their organization’s vulnerability due to their employees’ driving environments (road, vehicle, and weather conditions), and operator abilities and attitudes. Workshop participants will:

  • Respond to a critical safety issue that makes their organization vulnerable to potential liabilities or legal costs.
  • Benchmark their organization’s driver safety practices to compare their program with others.
  • Problem-solve in a small group setting effective measures to ensure employee safety while driving for work and to reduce their crash-risk.

    If driver risk measures do not cover all employees, including those hired for their specialty skills—not their incidental driving skills—the organization may be in a precarious liability situation with unqualified or at-risk drivers on the road.

    The one-day workshops will be held during 2007- 2008 in various locations:
    Currently scheduled in:

  • Boston (Hopkinton) – September 7, 2007
  • St. Louis - October 3, 2007
  • Atlanta (Stockbridge) -- November 8, 2007

    New dates and sites will be added. Companies interested in hosting the can contact NETS.

    The workshop fee is $325. A 10 percent discount will be applied to organizations enrolling two or more participants. Registration will be limited to 60 participants for maximum networking opportunities.

    For further information, contact NETS at (888) 221-0045 or visit:

  • Originally posted on Fleet Financials