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Dec 30, 2019
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

Jun 25, 2018
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.

Source: NIOSH

Mar 30, 2018
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.

Source: NIOSH

Dec 27, 2017
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.

Source: OH&S

Oct 02, 2017
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.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 16, 2017
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

Source: NIOSH

Jan 16, 2017
Safety & Health Involvement For Truckers

SHIFT is conducting a research study of driver health and safety with funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Source: OHSU

Jan 16, 2017
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.

Source: DOT

Jan 16, 2017
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

Jan 16, 2017
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.

Source: ASI