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Work-related roadway crashes - United States, 1992-2002.
MMWR 2004 Apr; 53(12):260, 262-264
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.
Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Occupational-accidents; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Motor-vehicles; Transportation; Truck-drivers; Drivers; Accident-prevention; Safety-belts; Safety-programs; Regulations
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Issue of Publication
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division