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.
Employers should check state and local laws regarding cell phone use and instruct employees in writing not to use cell phones while driving. Employers should also tell employees that if they receive a cell phone call while driving, they should let voice mail answer it and/or call back when they can stop at a safe area.
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