A new set of factsheets is now available to help young drivers stay safe on the
job. The US-American National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(NIOSH) released two new factsheets, one for employers and another one for
parents and young workers that provide recommendations on how to prevent motor
vehicle crashes on the job. Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes
of work-related fatalities among young people. It is important that parents,
employers and drivers understand the risks that can lead to crashes among young
drivers and learn how they can help prevent motor vehicle crashes among young
"Young people are the future of our workforce and bring fresh ideas and energy
into the workplace, however their lack of experience may also place them at
higher risk of workplace injuries," said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D.
"Resources, like these factsheets, are important in helping everyone understand
how we can make the workplace safe, while embracing these new workers."
These new fact sheets outline the risk factors that place young drivers at
greater risk of motor vehicle crashes, present case reports and provide
learning points and recommendations for young drivers, parents, and employers
on how to stay safe on the job.
AplusA-online.de - Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)