TRANSPORTATION, WAREHOUSING AND UTILITIES

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The Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities (TWU) Program provides leadership to eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in these industries. This includes establishments engaged in transportation of passengers and freight via air, water, rail, and ground, as well as warehousing and storage of goods, sightseeing transportation, and various related support activities. The TWU Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia to address the leading causes of work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities to improve the safety, health and well-being of TWU workers.

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The relationships among roadway safety management practices, collision rates, and injury rates within company fleets

Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities for all industries combined. This study used data from 70 companies from a range of industries to assess the relationship between companies’ self-reported fleet safety management practices/policies and collision/injury metrics. Several practices were found to be statistically significantly related to collision/injury metrics, including mobile phone record checking, fatigue mitigation practices, provision of driver training, and collision response procedures.

Page last reviewed: December 3, 2018