Survey finds U.S. drivers still using cell phones in large numbers
April 17, 2013
It’s official: Americans are ignoring the warnings about the dangers of distracted driving and continuing to use their cell phones while behind the wheel. A new survey by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) -- released in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month -- shows that at any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving.
Worker paralyzed in construction fall; OSHA & NIOSH to hold construction fall prevention webinar
April 6, 2013
From a new NIOSH initiative for a safe, skilled workforce to an update on pending occupational health and safety legislation to a report on the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, here are the week’s top OEHS-related news stories as featured on ISHN.com:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research showed that approximately 17 percent of all police-reported crashes in 2010 involved a driver distraction, with 3 percent involving a device or control integral to the vehicle.
Is distracted driving while on the job a problem in your workforce? What steps have been taken to address it? Do employees feel pressured by management to keep in contact (i.e., via cell phone) while driving?