Shift Worker Safety to a Higher Gear with Defensive Driving Training
Transportation incidents are a major cause of on-the-job injuries and fatalities, with thousands of cases each year. VelocityEHS offers a Defensive Driving online training course—part of our On-Demand Training course library—that can help you ensure your employees who work out of a vehicle are able to identify potentially dangerous driving habits and make the necessary corrections to stay safe. Read on to learn more.
Motor Vehicle Safety on the Job – Key Facts:
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were nearly 2,100 on-the-job transportation-related fatalities during 2017 alone—40 percent of all U.S. occupational fatalities. Of these fatal transportation incidents, about 63 percent consisted of roadway collisions with another vehicle and other roadway incidents.
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that work-related motor vehicle crashes cost employers up to $25 billion yearly.
- There are several OSHA standards that specifically address motor vehicle safety, including those that affect the Construction industry (29 CFR 1926 Subpart O), Agriculture (29 CFR 1928 Subpart C), and Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917 Subpart C).
- OSHA emphasizes worker protection from driving hazards on its Motor Vehicle Safety page, including informational resources about safety requirements and how to promote safe driving behaviors.
Simplify Safety and Compliance with On-Demand Training
Our on-demand Defensive Driving course provides defensive driving techniques and accident prevention methods which will help reduce your chances of being in a motor vehicle accident.