UH’s Road to Safety Campaign Highlights Work-Related Driving Risks
When thinking about workplace injuries and fatalities, most people might think of slips, trips and falls or equipment injuries as posing the greatest risk. However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2013, 40% of the 4,405 fatal work injuries recorded were transportation-related. While this is a 10% decrease from 2012, it still shows the risk that these types of injuries present.
Of the 1,740 transportation-related injuries, 60% were roadway driving incidents. This “driving” category can include:
- Home health care workers who travel to offsite locations
- School bus, van and truck drivers
- Sales and office staff traveling for business purposes
Because driving accidents can happen in a flash, it’s imperative to understand the importance of safe driving. United Heartland’s “Road to Safety” driving campaign is targeted at employers and their employees who undertake incidental driving as part of their everyday operations. Click here to learn more and access downloadable materials.