Motor Vehicle Safety Programs

Date Added Resource Source
Mar 2015

Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Distracted Driving

Distracted driving occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your primary task: driving safely.

Sep 2014

Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: Motor Vehicle Safety for Employers and Employees (PDF)

Driving is something that most of us take for granted, but it is also part of doing business at many workplaces. Driving is just as important as any other aspect of workplace safety; it might be the most important part of your safety program if your employees spend most of their workday on the road.

(Oregon OSHA)
Sep 2013

Work-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes: Preventing Injuries to Young Drivers - September 2013 - What Employers Should Know (PDF)

This fact sheet will help employers be more aware of the risk of motor vehicle crashes among younger workers and offer recommendations to prevent motor vehicle crashes.

Apr 2011

Federal Transit Administration: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications Tool Kit (Sept. 2011) (PDF)

This toolkit includes a variety of best practices regarding Rx/OTC Medication use and model programs for transit operators.

Dec 2007

Oregon OSHA's Vehicle Safety for small businesses in the construction industry (PDF)

Check out this guide provided by Oregon OSHA if you’re a construction small-business owner whose employees don’t need a commercial driver’s license to drive company vehicles or if you’re the employee who logs the miles. The enclosed CD has a sample vehicle safety program that you can modify and use as your own.

(Oregon OSHA)
Sep 2007

OR-OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Motor vehicle safety for employers and employees (PDF)

Motor vehicle crashes have far-reaching effects on victims and their families and cost Oregon employers millions of dollars annually. Developing an effective motor vehicle safety program is one of the best ways for employers to protect their employees and control costs.

(Oregon OSHA)
Aug 2007

Traffic Safety in Marine Terminals

This OSHA guidance document is designed to help improve traffic safety in marine terminals. Traffic accidents are a serious problem at marine terminals, where heavy equipment is used to load and unload ships and move freight from place to place in the terminal. The work is fast-paced, is conducted at any time of the day or year, and is often performed in bad weather. Anyone walking in a marine terminal is also endangered by vehicular traffic.

Oct 2006

Roadway Safety - A Road Construction Industry Consortium Program

The Roadway Safety Awareness Program provides an overview of common hazards in highway and road construction and simple prevention measures. It is designed for use by supervisory personnel with some safety and health experience or by safety and health personnel to orient new workers as they arrive on the jobsite. The program contents are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. This material was produced under grant number 46C4-HT23 from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under grant agreement DTFH61-06-G-00007.

(National Workzone Safety Information Clearinghouse)
Jun 2006

Turning Point - Roadway Work Zone Safety for New Drivers

Turning Point: Roadway Work Zone Safety for New Drivers is a program with one goal in mind-keeping new drivers like you alive and safe in work zones.

Apr 2006

Older Drivers in the Workplace – Crash Prevention for Employers and Workers

Roadway crashes are the leading cause of occupational fatalities for older workers in the U.S. Between 1992 and 2002, nearly 3,200 workers aged 55 years and older died in motor vehicle crashes on public highways, accounting for 22% of all occupational fatalities among this worker group.

Jan 2006

Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes (PDF)

This document represents a joint effort by NETS, NHTSA and OSHA to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries in the nation’s workforce.

Apr 2004

NIOSH Recommends Ways to Prevent Fatalities From Work-Related Roadway Crashes

At work, more people die in motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today described leading risk factors for fatal, work-related roadway crashes, and made recommendations for preventing such work-related deaths.


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