Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations
CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on On-the-Job Vehicle Crashes
Business Pulse: Motor Vehicle Safety at Work, launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, focuses on how businesses can protect employees who drive for work in the United States and travel for business abroad. This issue also features an interactive infographic that provides useful facts and links to CDC programs that help employers prevent crashes and reduce injuries.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related injury death in the United States. Workplace crashes affect businesses through lost productivity, medical and workers’ compensation costs, liability and reputational damage. In 2013 alone, on-the-job motor vehicle crashes cost employers $25 billion. Keeping workers safe on the road depends on employer commitment to road safety, supported by strong policies that are developed and put in place with input from workers. CDC offers resources to help businesses put a new motor vehicle safety program in place or strengthen an existing program.
To access Business Pulse, visit http://www.cdcfoundation.org/