No, this is not a new legal standard or regulation, and the Guideline does not create new legal obligations for employers. But if you have home health or other employees driving as a part of their job, you will want to check out the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new Guidelines. OSHA joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety to develop a 32-page document offering help to employers designing an effective driver safety program in their workplaces. The document features a 10-step program outlining what an employer can do to improve employee driving while minimizing the risk of motor vehicle accidents and includes several sample policies.
You can find the Guideline by clicking here.