Co-Managing Partner Aaron Davis speaks to Employee Benefit News about delivery driving dangers
Some of the most essential jobs in the U.S. economy can also be some of the most dangerous and underpaid — and delivery drivers are at the top of the list with little support.
In a recent interview with Employee Benefit News’ Deanna Cuadra, Davis Goldman Co-Managing Partner Aaron Davis explains that employers should better communicate the risks of the job, provide proper equipment and incorporate routine trainings that teach drivers what to do if faced with car accidents or a seemingly unsafe place of delivery. Employers should be ready and willing to remove drivers from dangerous situations, even if that means getting behind schedule.
“Don’t take unnecessary risks, and if you’re concerned about the risks associated with the job, notify your employer,” says Aaron. “Because if your employer is going to take the position that you can’t sue them, then they need to understand that they can’t put you in a perilous position.”