Links for accessing your organization’s risk of a costly crash

Avoid Personal Injury: 10 Texting and Driving Statistics Every Driver Should Know

Texting has become an integral part of day-to-day life in the United States, especially for younger generations. More than 150 billion text messages are sent each month, ranging from a quick piece of information like “the meeting is at 3” to in-depth conversations. Unfortunately, this convenient technology has a dark side.

Road Safety Resources

Southern Car Buyers

For over 20 years, Southern Car Buyers have operated within the used car industry. During this time, the various members of our family run business have acquired a diverse range of skills and expertise regarding various automotive issues. In order to help our customers broaden their vehicular knowledge, we have amassed this employee expertise into an easy-to -access online resources archive. Simply click upon your chosen automotive topic and you will be guided to a series of informative guides and in-depth explanations which are related to that topic.

Traffic Safety Guide

Highway to Safety

Highway to Safety is about hope: that the more we know, and understand, the safer we will be as we travel on our roads and highways. Highway to Safety is about providing knowledge, raising awareness, and giving you the tools to be a safer driver.

Safe at the Wheel

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs.

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2002.

Bureau of Labor Statistics concludes that roadway crashes are the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the U.S. This collection of statistics Includes fatal occupational injuries resulting from transportation incidents and fatal occupational injuries by occupation and event or exposure for the United States.

Economic Burden of Traffic Crashes on Employers

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2003.

This report summarizes the costs incurred by employers. It concludes that traffic safety programs are an alternative to reduce health care expenses to employers without reducing the benefits offered to employees. Protecting employees from motor vehicle crash injury can be a profitable investment of time and resources.

Work Related Roadway Crashes – Challenges and Opportunities for Prevention

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), September 2003

The report concludes that preventing work-related roadway crashes requires a multifaceted approach that considers psychosocial factors that influence risk-taking in young drivers, physiological responses to fatigue, highway and vehicle design principles, and onboard vehicle monitoring technology.

Work-related Roadway Crashes – Who’s at risk?

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), March 2004

Roadway crashes are the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the U.S. This report summarizes trends, and characteristics of motor vehicle collisions including workers, industries, vehicles and drivers.

Work-related Roadway Crashes – Prevention Strategies for employees

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), March 2004

Although employers cannot control roadway conditions, they can promote safe driving behavior by providing safety information to workers, provide training to workers and by setting and enforcing driver safety policies.

Highway and Traffic Safety in Managed Care Tool Kit

America Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

AHIP promotes access to high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans they have .developed a tool kit to assist organizations to implement traffic-related programs. The tool kit provides statistical information on preventable causes of traffic-related injuries and fatalities and how organizations can make a difference.

Malignant Mesothelioma

Asbestos has been used in a variety of different ways by a number of occupations. Many of the people who worked in these various occupations have contracted a range of different health problems from their asbestos exposure. These health problems include the debilitating condition, asbestosis, and more importantly “malignant mesothelioma”

“On our website”, we have an occupational health section, as well as an environmental section, with up-to-date information.

Asbestos at Work: How Occupational Exposure Causes Mesothelioma

Exposure to asbestos is most common occupationally. People who worked in construction trades are at the highest risk due to the ubiquity of asbestos in the industry. Asbestos was used so widely in construction trades and the military because of its former reputation as a wonder material. Unfortunately, reliance on asbestos was so strong that companies using the mineral continued to do so despite being aware of its dangers.