Information published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that very year, over 1,760 people lose their lives in accidents involving occupational transportation, accounting for over 38 percent of all deaths caused by occupational injuries. Employers can reduce the prevalence of these accidents in a number of ways, such as reviewing motor vehicle reports, introducing a training program, providing a written list of company driving policies and thoroughly investigating accidents when they take place. Furthermore, employers should make sure that company vehicles are regularly inspected and properly maintained to reduce the likelihood of a crash.
On top of crashes that occur during working hours, it is also important for employers to remember that their employees may suffer an injury or pass away while driving to work, which is often costly for the company as well. By taking advantage of every resource that is available, companies and the people they employ can help prevent motor vehicle accidents that leave employees unable to perform the duties of their job.