New guidelines developed by OSHA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) are aimed at reducing motor vehicle crashes.

The 32-page Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes offers information to help employers design an effective driver safety program in their workplace. The guidelines feature a ten-step program outlining what an employer can do to improve traffic safety performance and minimize the risk of motor vehicle crashes.

The guidelines include:

  • a detailed section on the causes of aggressive, distracted, drowsy and impaired driving and tips for avoiding such behavior on the road;
  • success stories from employers who have benefited from effective driver safety programs;
  • a sample worksheet for calculating the costs of motor vehicle crashes to employers.
The motor vehicle guide is available from OSHA's publications page on the Web ( or can be ordered by calling the publications office at (202) 693-1888.