Protecting workers from vehicle accidents
Two public outreach campaigns this month aim to reduce work-related vehicle accidents – the number one cause of occupational fatalities.
In keeping with the National Safety Council’s (NSC) designation of April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the organization is offering a free webinar, “Engaging Ways to Address Distracted Driving at Work,” on April 19, 2018. The NSC’s free Safe Driving Kit can also be ordered online.
The annual National Work Zone Awareness Week takes place April 9-13 and features events across the country to bring attention to these hazards and encourage safe driving around roadway work zones. More than 140 workers were fatally injured in crashes at roadway worksites in 2016.
An example of action will take place in Georgia, where the Georgia Struck-By Alliance, in partnership with OSHA, will hold stand-downs at highway construction locations throughout Georgia during the week to train workers on the dangers of distracted driving and flying debris.