Vehicle collisions are the number-one cause of work-related fatalities. Two public outreach campaigns are taking place this month to help keep employees safe while working on the road or roadside.

The National Safety Council (NSC) designates April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. NSC is offering a free webinar, “Engaging Ways to Address Distracted Driving at Work,” on April 19, 2018. The NSC’s free Safe Driving Kit can also be ordered online.

The annual National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13, features events across the country to bring attention to these hazards and encourage safe driving around work zones. The Georgia Struck-By Alliance, which includes OSHA, will hold stand-downs at highway construction locations throughout Georgia during the week to train workers on the dangers of distracted driving and flying debris. More than 140 workers were fatally injured in crashes at roadway worksites in 2016.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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