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CDC HELPS PROTECT YOUR WORKFORCE FROM ON-THE-JOB CRASHES

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury death at work, representing more than 35 percent of all work-related deaths in the United States in 2014. Crashes are also a major injury risk for business travelers while abroad.

On-the-job motor vehicle crashes have a devastating impact on workers and their families, friends and communities. Crashes also affect business through lost productivity, medical and workers’ compensation costs, liability and reputational damage. In 2013 alone, on-the-job crashes cost U.S. employers $25 billion.

Despite these complex challenges, there are steps businesses can take to reduce workplace crashes. In this issue of Business Pulse, learn how resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control can enhance motor vehicle safety at work.