Motor Vehicle Safety
Workplace Vehicle Safety
Unlike other workplaces, the roadway is not a closed environment. Preventing work-related roadway crashes requires strategies that combine traffic safety principles and sound safety management practices. Although employers cannot control roadway conditions, they can promote safe driving behavior by providing safety information to workers and by setting and enforcing driver safety policies. Crashes are not an unavoidable part of doing business. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified steps employers can take steps to protect their employees and their companies.
- Keep workers safe on the road. NIOSH’s Center for Motor Vehicle Safety, (December 2016). Covers the human and economic impact of work-related crashes, information enabling HR or safety professionals to make a business case for a motor vehicle safety program in the workplace.
- Work-Related Roadway Crashes: Prevention Strategies for Employers. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-136, (March 2004).
- Work-Related Roadway Crashes: Challenges and Opportunities for Prevention. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-119, (September 2003). Provides information on crash prevention and vehicle safety programs.