CELL PHONE DISCIPLINE ON THE RISE
Our claim department has experienced an uptick in claims involving the use of electronic devices while on duty and we want all members to be well informed.
Check up on your employer’s rules regarding the use of electronic devices. This includes making and receiving calls on your cell phone, using the internet or any internet based applications, video games, or even the calculator function. Many carriers now have the ability to monitor the use of such devices while employees are on duty.
Do not rely on simply turning the device on airplane mode or turning the screen off. Your best bet to avoid any violations is to close all apps, power off and stow all devices before you go on duty.
LECMPA reviews each and every claim individually. However, we do not pay for any claims that involve the knowing violation of carrier or FRA rules.