Monday, September 9, 2013

New Factsheets: Work-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes: Preventing Injuries to Young Drivers

The NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety has released two new fact sheets to help young drivers stay safe on the job. These fact sheets, one for employers and the other for parents and young workers, present case reports and provide learning points and crash prevention recommendations for young drivers, parents, and employers. Information on federal and state laws is also provided, as well as additional resources.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related fatalities among young people (ages 16-24) in the United States. It is important that parents, employers and young drivers understand the risks that can lead to crashes and learn how they can help prevent motor vehicle crashes.

What Employers Should Know
This fact sheet will help employers be more aware of the risk of motor vehicle crashes among younger workers. It gives information about Federal and state laws that cover workplace driving and offers recommendations to employers for preventing motor vehicle crashes among younger workers. Finally, it provides links to useful resources on the Internet.
Work-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes: Preventing Injuries to Young Drivers: What Employers Should Know

What Parents Should KnowIf you are a parent of a teen or young adult who drives as part of his or her job, it is important that you understand the risk for motor vehicle crashes at work. This fact sheet gives information about Federal and state laws that cover workplace driving and offers recommendations for you and your son or daughter for preventing motor vehicle crashes among younger workers. Finally, it provides links to useful resources on the Internet.
Work-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes: Preventing Injuries to Young Drivers: What Parents Should Know

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