Motor vehicle accidents are consistently a leading cause of death among workers in the United State. The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health established the Center for Motor Vehicle Safety “to coordinate and promote research to guide prevention of motor vehicle crashes”.
According to the NIOSH website: “The Center’s initiatives will address road safety for workers across all industries and occupations based on rigorous assessment of research needs. Development of the research program will consider all potential risk factors for work-related motor vehicle crashes, including use of occupant restraints, fatigue, vehicle design, work organization, and employer policies. The NCMVS research program will explore a wide range of possible solutions based on technology, organizational change, behavioral change, and management approaches. ”