This handbook is intended to promote the development and implementation of an employer-sponsored comprehensive traffic safety program. It was developed by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), a public-private sector coalition working to develop and expand highway safety programs in the workplace. Section I of the handbook gives an overview of the current situation and explains how a traffic safety program could benefit employers. Section II describes the problem being addressed, including the employer's perspective, indirect economic losses, the community's perspective, and factors contributing to traffic deaths and injuries. Also addressed here is the legal aspect of the problem (Does an employer have a duty to insist its employees--on duty or off--refrain from drinking alcohol before driving company vehicles? And how specific must company rules against driving after drinking be?). Section III presents steps to follow when analyzing a potential traffic safety problem situation and applies these steps to several case studies. The topic of Section IV is developing a comprehensive program, from the first step of establishing a task force to the finalizing of the plan. Section V contains worksheets designed to assist with implementing a comprehensive traffic safety program. The worksheets cover the four key components in a comprehensive traffic safety program. Finally, Section IV briefly summarizes the previous sections and lists additional resources.

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00611079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 623
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM