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Work-related roadway crashes - United States, 1992-2002.

Authors
Pratt-S
Source
MMWR 2004 Apr; 53(12):260, 262-264
NIOSHTIC No.
20024607
Abstract
During 1992-2001, roadway crashes were the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the U.S., accounting for an annual average of 1,300 civilian worker deaths (22% of the total). Annual numbers of work-related roadway deaths increased over the decade, and rates showed little change. Among occupations, transportation workers had the highest number and rate of roadway fatalities over the decade (6,212 [11.1 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers]). Employers can directly influence employees’ driving behavior through the employer-employee relationship. Employers demonstrate their commitment to safe driving and safe vehicles through the policies they set and the vehicles they furnish. Health and safety professionals can also contribute to prevention of occupational crashes by promoting safe driving practices among workers and by promoting public awareness of occupational driving issues.
Keywords
Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Occupational-accidents; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Motor-vehicles; Transportation; Truck-drivers; Drivers; Accident-prevention; Safety-belts; Safety-programs; Regulations
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20040402
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
WV
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