Motor Vehicle Safety
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Chart 3. Fatal occupational injuries by event 2019, 2,122 deaths were the result of occupational transportation incidents. That number is 39 percent of the 5,316 annual number of fatalities from occupational injuries in 2019.
OSHA requirements for the motor vehicle industry are addressed in specific OSHA standards for agriculture and maritime.
Hazards and Solutions
Provides references that may aid in recognizing motor vehicle hazards, and provide examples of possible solutions.
- 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. 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.