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NIOSH requests input on draft of Center for Motor Vehicle Safety’s 10-year strategic plan

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Washington — NIOSH is seeking comment on a draft of the 2020-2029 strategic plan for its Center for Motor Vehicle Safety.

CMVS aims to prevent work-related motor vehicle crashes by providing “research-based guidance” to truck drivers, drivers in other high-risk jobs (e.g., emergency medical services, law enforcement, and oil and gas extraction) and light-vehicle drivers (e.g., real estate, sales and health care workers).

According to a Request for Information published in the Dec. 16 Federal Register, NIOSH is looking for answers to the following questions:

  • Does the draft plan address research that is most critical to understanding and reducing work-related motor vehicle crashes and injuries? If not, what critical research topics should be added to the plan?
  • Are there research topics that are low priority or already addressed by others and, therefore, should not be included in the plan? Why should these topics not be included?

Nearly 40% of the 5,250 workplace fatalities in 2018 resulted from transportation-related incidents, according to Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data released Dec. 17 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The deadline to comment on the RFI is Feb. 14.

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