Driving safety

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Prevent backover injuries and deaths

Backing vehicles and equipment are a serious occupational hazard. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that, of the 443 struck-by fatalities at road construction sites between 2003 and 2010, 143 cases involved a vehicle or mobile equipment backing up.
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Creating a safe driving program for workers

Every year, motor vehicle crashes cost employers $60 billion in medical care, legal expenses, property damage and lost productivity, according to a white paper from OSHA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety.
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Backing up vehicles safely

From 2005 to 2010, dump trucks, semi-trailers, trucks, forklifts, garbage trucks and pickup trucks were involved in nearly 200 workplace backover deaths, according to OSHA.
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Black ice: A hazard for drivers

Black ice – which can be almost invisible – forms when the air temperature is warmer than pavement, which causes moisture to rapidly freeze and create a thin, transparent layer of ice on the roadway.
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Prevent deer collisions

Although motor vehicle-deer collisions can happen year-round, November is the month with the highest risk, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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Safe towing

Providing roadside vehicle assistance can be fraught with hazards, particularly when towing is involved.
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Safe commuting

Whether you work in a factory or an office building, many workers have one thing in common: Getting to and from work involves driving a vehicle. Following these basic safe driving tips from OSHA can help protect workers during what is often the most dangerous part of their workday – the commute.
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