NIOSH TESTIMONY TO DOL ON THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION'S NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING ON OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN MOTOR VEHICLES BY J.D. MILLAR, JANUARY 8, 1991
The testimony concerned the views of NIOSH regarding the proposed rule on occupant protection for motor vehicles and provided information which will assist OSHA in developing a final standard. NIOSH studies have indicated that motor vehicle traffic accidents are the leading cause of occupational deaths due to traumatic injuries. Driver safety awareness training designed to promote the use of safety devices as well as familiarization with other vehicle safety systems was an essential component in achieving full compliance with safety belt and helmet use requirements. Information was also presented which suggested that alcohol and drug use may play a role in occupationally related motor vehicle deaths and injuries. It was noted that NIOSH strongly supports the effects of OSHA in proposing rulemaking in this area of occupational health and safety.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH United States 45226-1998
- Publication Date: 1991-1-8
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohol use; Driver training; Drugs; Fatalities; Helmets; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Occupant protection devices; Occupational safety; Safety; Safety education; Safety equipment; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents; Occupant protection
- Old TRIS Terms: Safety practices
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00618430
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM