31/07/2014

US-American Center for Motor Vehicle Safety Launches Strategic Plan, Driving Innovation Forward

he National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released the
strategic plan for its Center for Motor Vehicle Safety, a blueprint for paving
the way to reduce the burden of work-related crashes.


Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of work-related fatalities. The NIOSH
Center for Motor Vehicle Safety is guided by the vision that: All workers who
are exposed to hazards of motor vehicle traffic while working have the highest
possible levels of protection from the risk of motor vehicle crashes and
resulting injuries. Under the umbrella of the Center, researchers from across
NIOSH work collaboratively with partners from the public and private sectors to
reduce the burden of work-related crashes.


The Strategic Plan for Research and Prevention, 2014-2018 describes the vision,
mission, and scope for the NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety, placing the
Center's work in the context of complementary work of other U.S. federal
agencies, non-governmental organizations, and international partners. The
Center has identified five strategic areas for its work to reduce work-related
crashes and their impacts:


  • Advancing understanding of risk factors associated with work-related motor

  • vehicle crashes and resulting injuries through epidemiologic analyses

  • Implementing and evaluating engineering and technology-based safety

  • interventions

  • Validating and promoting implementation of comprehensive, evidence-based road

  • safety management policies and interventions

  • Advancing work-related road safety globally through national and

  • international collaborations

  • Enhancing availability of clear and concise guidance and informational

  • products on the prevention of work-related crashes and resulting injuries


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AplusA-online.de - Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)