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Higher Work Fatality Rate Driven by Transportation Incidents
This article in EHS Today describes how driver/sales workers and truck drivers had the highest death rate of any other occupational group. It also discusses tools and systems to reduce this risk.
Source: EHS Today
Older Drivers in the Workplace: How Employers and Workers Can Prevent Crashes
This fact sheet gives employers and workers information on age-related physical and mental changes that may affect older workers’ driving.
Oil and Gas Employers: How to Prevent Fatigued Driving at Work
Oil and gas employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. This fact sheet recommends strategies for employers to manage fatigued driving among their workers.
ATSB Warns VFR Pilots About Flying in Conditions They're Not Trained For
A new report about a fatal 2016 helicopter crash "reflects an ongoing problem in aviation – some pilots are continuing to fly into conditions they are not equipped for and not trained for," the agency explained Dec. 18, as reported in Occupational Safety & Health.
Young Drivers in the Workplace: How Employers and Parents Can Help Keep Them Safe on the Road
This fact sheet gives information on workplace driving laws that are important to follow so that young drivers may gain work experience under the safest conditions possible.
NIOSH Study Reveals Safety Issues in Long-haul Trucking Industry
New data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) highlights a number of important safety issues facing long-haul truck drivers (LHTD) and their employers
Emergency Response Guidebooks
PHMSA's 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: ATVs
The mission of the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Program is to communicate information regarding off-highway vehicle riding opportunities, laws and rules, and to provide grant funding.
Source: Oregon Parks and Recreation
ATV Safety Institute
The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute® (ASI), a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America® (SVIA), was formed in 1988 to implement an expanded national program of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety education and awareness.