The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), who some of you may know as the ones who produce experience modification ratings, recently released a study showing the impact on smart phones on workers compensation. Even with the increase in car technology, motor vehicle accidents have increased over the last several years. MVA’s continue to be the number one cause of fatalities in the workplace. The auto insurance has been the loss leader for insurance carriers for a number of years. Why? Many contribute it to the ever increasing technology and use of smart phones. The NCCI study is just the most recent to conclude as such.
Below is a hyperlink to the NCCI page briefly summarizing their findings. We have also attached the research document they produced.
In addition, we have attached a number of documents on distracted driving. If you do not have a distracted driving policy, you should implement one.