How Hired Drivers Can Protect Their Passengers From Evolving Health Risks
Many people rely on rideshares, taxis, and other passenger drivers-for-hire services to get where they need to go, but there is always a risk of transmitting illness when sitting in an enclosed space with other people.
As drivers look for ways to safely provide services for passengers, they face many difficult questions:
How can individual vehicle owners protect the health and safety of themselves and their customers?
What communication is needed to keep everyone informed of the preventative steps being taken?
How can you properly ventilate and disinfect a car to limit the spread of illness?
Defending Against Driver and Passenger Health Risks
AIHA has created this “Healthier Workplaces: Rideshares, Taxis, Limo Services, and other Passenger Drivers-for-Hire, 2nd edition” guide to offer practical advice for passenger drivers-for-hire to reduce the risk of transmitting illnesses like COVID-19. The guidance borrows from the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and expert advice from leading health and government organizations.
These guidelines share actionable steps to protect drivers and passengers, including information the following areas:
What should an individual vehicle owner or passenger drivers-for-hire employer do to reduce the risk for drivers and customers during transport?:
Enhanced vehicle cleaning and disinfecting practices
Personal hygiene recommendations, including how often rideshare drivers should wash their hands
Vehicle configuration ideas to help distance passengers on a car, van, or bus
What can a passenger do to reduce their health risk?:
What to do if you need to sneeze or cough in a shared vehicle
Self-monitoring practices and how to know if you should stay home
Sanitization best practices when using high-touch surfaces