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Preventing distracted driving at work: public-private partnerships.
The Leader 2011 Mar; :44-45
Motor vehicle crashes are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the U.S. In 2008, 1,215 workers who were driving or riding in a motor vehicle died in work-related crashes on public roadways, accounting for 23 percent of all worker fatalities (U.S. Department of Labor 2010). Reducing the human and economic toll of crashes requires strong partnerships between government, industry, labor and researchers. Current initiatives to prevent distracted driving demonstrate how these diverse interests can work together toward a common safety goal.
Motor-vehicles; Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Public-health; Surveillance
Issue of Publication
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Construction
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division