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Fleet safety: developing & sustaining an effective program with ANSI/ASSE Z15.1
Professional Safety: March 2014 / 59(3):47-56
This article discusses the use of the ANSI/ASSE Z15.1-2012 standard to provide comprehensive guidance on fleet safety program elements and as a foundation for auditing an existing program.

Occupational highway transportation deaths among workers aged >/= 55 years - United States, 2003-2010
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: August 23, 2013 / 62(33);653-657
Highway transportation incidents are the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the United States. This MMWR found out that the fatality rate of occupational highway transportation incidents for workers aged ≥65 years was more than three times the rate for workers aged 18-54.

Transposition of EU directives related to occupational road safety by three member states.
Occupational Safety in Transport Conference, September 20-21, 2012, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia. Queenland, Australia.
This research assesses transpositions of relevant EU directives by the United Kingdom (UK), France, and Sweden. Although member-state transpositions were generally technically accurate, they were influenced by domestic politics, institutional arrangements, and policy beliefs.

Motor Vehicle Fatalities Among Oil and Gas Extraction Workers
Accident Analysis & Prevention: March 2013 / 51(1):168-174
This study describes the characteristics of motor vehicle-related fatalities in the oil and gas extraction (OGE) industry using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, finding that OGE workers had 8.5 times the fatality rate of all U.S. workers in private industry.

Short Sleep Duration Among Workers – United States, 2010
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: April 27, 2012 / 61(16):281-285
Insufficient sleep can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences for fatigued workers and others around them. To assess the prevalence of short sleep duration among workers, CDC analyzed data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

Fact sheets on cost of occupational fatalities for three road transport sub-sectors:

How to Prevent Driving-Related Injuries
NIOSH Publication No. 2012-122
“Fast Facts” card on motor vehicle crash prevention for home healthcare workers.

Occupational Highway Transportation Deaths - United States, 2003-2008
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: April 28, 2011 / 60(16):497-502
Highway transportation crashes are the leading cause of fatal injuries in the United States for both workers and the general population. To assess trends and help guide the prevention of occupational highway transportation deaths, CDC analyzed data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) for 2003-2008.

NIOSH Backgrounder on Distracted Driving: Work-related Hazards and Resources for Safety
NIOSH Update (October 5, 2010)
Distracted driving is a danger under any circumstances. When someone is behind the wheel while on the job, distracted driving becomes an occupational hazard.

The Use of Electronic Pharmacy Data to Investigate Prescribed Medications and Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes in a Military Population, 2002–2006
Accident Analysis & Prevention: January 2010 / 42(1):261-268
The authors examined the association between prescribed medications and fatal motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) in an active duty military population between 2002 and 2006.

Nonfatal Work-related Motor Vehicle Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments in the United States, 1998-2002
American Journal of Industrial Medicine: September 2009 / 52(9):698-706
Current data on nonfatal work-related motor vehicle injuries are limited and fragmented, often excluding government workers, self-employed workers, and workers on small farms. This study seeks to bridge the present data gap by providing a national profile of nonfatal work-related motor vehicle injuries across all industries and occupations.

Occupational Road Safety Worldwide: Lessons for Research, Policy and Practice
In February 2009, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and partners hosted the first International Conference on Road Safety at Work, identifying the following for 200+ participants from 44 countries. Occupational motor vehicle crashes affect a substantial proportion of road and worker fatalities, meaning that occupationally focused initiatives can be highly significant.

Take Pride in Your Job: Seat Belts
NIOSH Publication No. 2009-109d
This video, designed to be used in pre-shift or weekly safety meetings, encourages oil and gas extraction workers to wear a seat belt whenever in a moving motor vehicle.

Comparison of Fatalities From Work Related Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States
Injury Prevention: October 2005 / 11(5):294-299)
This analysis compares the extent and characteristics of motor vehicle traffic incidents on public roads resulting in fatal occupational injuries in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

Fact Sheet: Older Drivers in the Workplace: Crash Prevention for Employers and Workers
NIOSH Publication No. 2005-159
Safety recommendations for older drivers and their employers.
En español

NIOSH Update: Medical Interns’ Risk for Car Crashes Linked With Extended Shifts in NIOSH-Funded Study
NIOSH Update (January 13, 2005)

NIOSH Update: Requiring Safety Belt Use is Key Employer Policy for Preventing Job Vehicle Deaths, NIOSH Says
NIOSH Update (September 14, 2004)

NIOSH Update: NIOSH Recommends Ways to Prevent Fatalities from Work-Related Roadway Crashes
NIOSH Update (April 7, 2004)

Fact Sheet: Work-Related Roadway Crashes: Who’s at Risk?
NIOSH Publication No. 2004-137
A quick reference for statistics on fatal work-related crashes in the U.S.
En español

Fact Sheet: Work-Related Roadway Crashes: Prevention Strategies for Employers
NIOSH Publication No. 2004-136
Recommendations for employers on crash prevention and vehicle safety programs.
En español

NIOSH Update: Ways to Prevent Job-Related Roadway Deaths, Critical Research Areas Identified by NIOSH
NIOSH Update (November 6, 2003)

NIOSH Hazard Review: Work-Related Roadway Crashes: Challenges and Opportunities for Prevention
NIOSH Publication No. 2003-119
A comprehensive review of safety issues for workers who operate motor vehicles on the job. Identifies groups of workers at greatest risk for traffic crashes, summarizes key issues that contribute to work-related roadway crashes, and recommends preventive measures for employers and other stakeholders.

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