MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY AT WORK

Research Program

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In 2010, NIOSH launched the Center for Motor Vehicle Safety (CMVS) to address crashes, the leading cause of work-related deaths in the United States.1 The CMVS conducts research and develops strategies to prevent work-related motor vehicle crashes and resulting injuries.

NIOSH is the only part of the U.S. federal government whose mission includes preventing crashes and resulting injuries for all workers, not just a specific worker group. View our fact sheet to learn more.

Our Strategic Goals

1) Strengthen understanding of how risk factors contribute to work-related motor vehicle crashes and injuries, and communicate this information to employers, workers, and others.

2) Develop and evaluate the effectiveness of engineering and technology-based interventions to prevent work-related motor vehicle crashes and injuries, and advance adoption of these interventions.

3) Evaluate the effectiveness of motor vehicle safety management programs and practices and promote their adoption.

Key Program Resources

CMVS Strategic Plan, 2020-2029

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The NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety published a strategic plan for 2020-2029. The plan identifies needed research for four priority industry sectors. For a quick overview of strategies and industry sectors, download the highlights.

Related Resources

Do you have a question about the CMVS research program? Contact:

Kyla Retzer, MPH, Coordinator, NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety kgz7@cdc.gov

Rosa Rodríguez-Acosta, PhD, Assistant Coordinator, NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety rer3@cdc.gov

1Bureau of Labor Statistics [2018]. Table A-2. Transportation incidents and homicides by detailed event or exposure, 2003-2017.

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Page last reviewed: September 30, 2019