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Older drivers in the workplace. Crash prevention for employers and workers. Safety concerns of older drivers demand more attention from employers and workers.
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-159, 2005 Sep; :1-2
Roadway crashes are the leading cause of occupational fatalities for older workers in the U.S. Between 1992 and 2002, nearly 3,200 workers aged 55 years and older died in motor vehicle crashes on public highways, accounting for 22% of all occupational fatalities among this worker group. Other leading fatal events among older workers were falls (14%), nonhighway motor vehicle crashes (those that occurred or originated entirely off the highway or on industrial or commercial premises) (12%), and homicide (11%).
Region-4; Age-factors; Age-groups; Drivers; Motor-vehicles; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Accident-prevention; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Statistical-analysis
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-159
Disease and Injury: Traumatic Injuries
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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