I’ve been a safety professional for approximately 20 years.  During that time I frequently heard about fire, electricity, falls, confined spaces and chemical exposure safety hazards.   Was I surprised to learn that the number one cause of workplace injuries/fatalities was motor vehicle accidents.  What makes this so?  A lot of business uses motor vehicles for their work. Operating a vehicle typically involves sharing space with other drivers. Some of these other drivers are not cautious. The “working terrain” (roads) is subject to change (construction), weather and lighting conditions.

Aircraft pilots like to say flying is no accident.  Same applies to vehicle driving.  From a safety standpoint consider providing commercial drivers with driver/road safety training.  For other vehicles, consider periodic safety classes discussing vehicle operation safety.

These simple steps can reduce vehicular incidents, which protects not only employees but equipment as well.

For more information check out OSHA at:  https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-136/default.html