The number one cause of workplace deaths is motor vehicle crashes. The National Safety Council (NSC) has launched a new online safety kit aimed at creating safer roadways for workers.
The Safe Driving Kit, sponsored by Wheels Inc., features multimedia resources and engaging material that address the key contributors to car crashes including distraction, alcohol, other drugs, fatigue and seatbelt use.
"Every seven seconds someone is injured and every 15 minutes someone is killed in a car crash," said Jenny Burke, senior director of advocacy at the National Safety Council in a statement. "The Safe Driving Kit will help us eliminate preventable deaths at work and on the road."
The online tool also brings attention to lifesaving technology that helps prevent crashes during a time when motor vehicle deaths spike in part due to summer travel.
Resources in the Safe Driving Kit include videos, fact sheets and FAQs, myth busters, infographics, posts, survivor advocate stories and various activities aimed at engaging and educating workers.
Car crashes cost employers upwards of $68 billion in comprehensive costs every year, according to the NSC.
The Safe Driving Kit is available for download at www.nsc.org/safedrivingkit.