Research Program

NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety

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 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) Identify risk factors for work-related crashes
2) Apply engineering and technology-based safety interventions
3) Promote evidence-based policies and practices
4) Share NIOSH research with global partners
5) Communicate safety and policy recommendations

Key Program Resources

Evaluation of 2014-2018 Strategic Plan

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The NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety conducted an evaluation of its strategic plan for 2014-2018.
View the introduction sheetpdf icon for an overview of materials.

Watch this space for the new CMVS strategic plan.

Related Resources

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

Kyla Retzer, MPH, Coordinator, NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety

Rosa Rodríguez-Acosta, PhD, Assistant Coordinator, NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety

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

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