According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, motor-vehicle-related injuries were the leading cause of on-the-job fatalities in 1997. Most of the workers killed were the drivers, and most were not wearing safety belts. Experts peg safety-belt compliance at between 63% and 68%, suggesting one-third of all drivers still are not regularly buckling up. Considering that the average cost per crash to employers is $9,716, it makes financial sense for business to prevent as many crashes as possible. Though in the minority, a number of companies are addressing the issue through educational seminars, wellness programs, incentives, and reprimands. A sidebar dispels some of the myths about safety belts.


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  • Pagination: p. 14-15
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  • Accession Number: 00762802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 19 1999 12:00AM