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Cell Phones
National Summary

This topic covers safety issues related to cell phones.

Although cell phones are a valuable tool in conducting business, they raise issues involving safety, security, and privacy. In addition, cell phone use can expose employers to liability if, for example, an employee has a car accident while making a work-related cell phone call.

For related resources and training materials, refer to the following topics:


Related Topics
Applies to News & White Papers
TypeTitleDateState
Final Rules 49 CFR 177; 49 CFR 383, 384, 390, 391, and 392 - Drivers of CMVs: Restricting the Use of Cellular Phones 12/02/2011National
Final Rules 49 CFR 390 - Drivers of CMVs: Restricting the Use of Cellular Phones 12/30/2011National
Final Rules 49 CFR 391 - Drivers of CMVs: Restricting the Use of Cellular Phones; Technical Amendment 01/12/2012National
Training Tips Cell Phone Driving: A National Danger  National
Cartoons Cell Phone Germs (JPG)  National
Guidance Documents Cell Phone Laws & Policies Center  National
Policies Cell Phone Safety  National
Handouts Cell Phone Safety (PDF)  National
Quizzes Cell Phone Safety (PDF)  National
Handouts Cell Phone Safety (PDF)  National
Quizzes Cell Phone Safety (PDF)  National
Trainer's Outlines Cell Phone Safety (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)  National
Trainer's Outlines Cell Phone Safety (PDF) [Safety Audit Checklists]  National
Policies Cell Phone Safety Policy  National
Policies Cellular Telephone Policy I (Word)  National
Policies Cellular Telephone Policy II (Word)  National
Meetings Driving with Cell Phones (Word)  National
Quizzes Driving with Cell Phones (Word)  National
Case Studies Is the Employer Liable When an Employee Using a Cell Phone Has an Accident?  National
Quizzes Safe Use of Cell Phones (PDF)  National
Handouts Safe Use of Cell Phones (PDF)  National
Quizzes Safe Use of Cell Phones (PDF)  National
Handouts Safe Use of Cell Phones (PDF)  National
Trainer's Outlines Safe Use of Cell Phones (PDF) [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)  National
Guidance Documents State Restrictions on Cell Phone Use  National
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