22/11/2013

Tips for Young Drivers

A new set of factsheets is now available to help young drivers stay safe on the
job. The 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. 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 workers.

"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, available on the NIOSH website, 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.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety