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Work-related motor vehicle crashes: reducing the burden.

Authors
Peele-P; Tollerud-DJ
Source
Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, R01-OH-003419, 2007 Dec; :1-41
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NIOSHTIC No.
20038134
Abstract
Motor vehicle crashes are the major occupational cause of death for American workers. A great deal has been learned about prevention of motor vehicle crashes for the general public; much less known about the underlying causes and effective prevention strategies for work-related motor vehicle crashes. In addition, few studies have focused on non-fatal motor vehicle injuries in the workplace and there is no comprehensive information on the true human and economic costs of work-related motor vehicle crashes. This project uses data collected from a single municipality (City of Philadelphia) to develop a database and prospective record linking system to capture comprehensive data on the number, magnitude, and economic impact of work-related injuries for the 28,000 employees of the City of Philadelphia. 20,357 employees are captured in these data along with 3,645 work-related motor vehicle accidents. We find that while most accidents occur during weekdays, the most expensive accidents tend to occur on weekends and they involve large trucks and younger drivers.
Keywords
Motor-vehicles; Mortality-rates; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-health; Occupational-accidents; Accident-prevention; Accident-statistics; Preventive-medicine; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Worker-health; Age-factors
Contact
Pamela B. Peele, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy & Management, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Publication Date
20071201
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Email Address
peele@pitt.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-103930
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003419
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Traumatic Injuries
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
Performing Organization
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh
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