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Friday, August 19, 2016

NIOSH to Hold Meeting on Motor Vehicle Safety

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking input on the progress and future direction of its Center for Motor Vehicle Safety
to ensure that the program is:

(1) addressing goals outlined in the NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety: Strategic Plan for Research and Prevention, 2014-2018; and

(2) meeting stakeholder needs; and

(3) working effectively toward its overarching purpose of preventing work-related crashes and injuries.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related injury deaths in the United States. Millions of workers drive or ride in a motor vehicle as part of their jobs. The risk affects workers in all industries and occupations, whether they drive heavy or light vehicles on the job.

Between 2003 and 2014, 22,000 workers died in work-related motor vehicle crashes. In 2013 alone, motor vehicle crashes at work cost U.S. employers $25 billion—$65,000 per nonfatal injury and $671,000 per death.

NIOSH is the only U.S. federal agency whose mission encompasses prevention of work-related motor vehicle crashes and resulting injuries for all worker populations. Since 2014, the NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety has followed a 5-year strategic plan for research and prevention to work toward meeting five strategic goals.

Topics will include:

1. What research should NIOSH consider pursuing during the remaining period covered by the NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety: Strategic Plan for Research and Prevention, 2014-2018?

2. What research should NIOSH begin planning to initiate beyond 2018?

3. Are there additional external research partners NIOSH should work with?

4. What specific resources or tools are most urgently needed to move prevention of work-related crashes forward?

5. What audience(s) for workplace crash-prevention information should NIOSH prioritize in planning its communication strategy?

6. What are your organization's preferred digital communication channels for receiving workplace crash-prevention information (e.g.,email, social media, eNewsletter, Web page)?

7. How have you or your organization used information from the NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety? Of particular interest is information on changes made in workplace motor vehicle safety programs based on research results and/or communication materials and the impact of those changes.

For information about the NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety, visit

For information about Center for Motor Vehicle Safety progress towards meeting strategic goals, see the following supporting documents in

⁃ NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety: Strategic Plan for Research and Prevention, 2014-2018; NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety:

⁃ Progress Report 2016 

- NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety: Performance Measures

NIOSH will hold a public web meeting on September 14, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to allow for comments on future directions for the NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety. Attendance to this public web meeting is first come, first served.

Confirm your attendance to this web meeting by sending an email to with the subject line “Attendance: Public web meeting” by September 1, 2016. An email confirming registration will be sent from NIOSH and will include details needed to participate.

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