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Motor Vehicle Safety
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Table A-6. Fatal occupational injuries resulting from transportation incidents and homicides by occupation, All United States, 2010, more than 1,766 deaths a year result from occupational transportation incidents. That number is more than 38 percent of the 4,547 annual number of fatalities from occupational injuries. Fatal transportation incidents were lower by 10 percent in 2013, but still accounted for about 2 out of every 5 fatal work injuries in 2013. More....
OSHA requirements for the motor vehicle industry are addressed in specific OSHA standards for Agriculture and Marine Terminals.
Provides construction information related to motor vehicle safety.
Hazards and Solutions
Provides references that may aid in recognizing motor vehicle hazards, and provide examples of possible solutions.
Workplace Vehicle Safety
Provides information on how to promote safe driving behaviors.
Provides links and references to additional resources related to motor vehicle safety.
- The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) has partnered with the Department of Transportation in Drive Safely Work Week. They also provide distracted driving resources and meaningful education and awareness activities to keep workers safe.
- Preventing Backovers. OSHA, (2013).
- Safe Driving Practices for Employees. OSHA Quick Card. Provides a list of safe driving practices in English and Spanish.
- Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes (PDF). OSHA/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)/Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) Publication. Represents a joint effort to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries in the nation's workforce.
- Motor Vehicle Safety Facts. OSHA Fact Sheet. OSHA in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a promotional campaign, "Every Belt - Every Ride" at the National Safety Congress.
- Motor Vehicle Safety Symposium. OSHA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), (2004). Joint OSHA/NHTSA Safety Symposium held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, LA. There were panel discussions on the value of Seat Belt Programs and how to manage them effectively.
Workers have the right to:
- Working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm.
- Receive information and training (in a language and vocabulary the worker understands) about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace.
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- File a complaint asking OSHA to inspect their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or that their employer is not following OSHA’s rules. OSHA will keep all identities confidential.
- Exercise their rights under the law without retaliation, including reporting an injury or raising health and safety concerns with their employer or OSHA. If a worker has been retaliated against for using their rights, they must file a complaint with OSHA as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days.
For additional information, see OSHA's Workers page.
How to Contact OSHA
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov or call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627.