A Guide to Transportation Safety

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This course is based on the publication, A Guide to Transportation Safety. The techniques and methodologies described in this course document are applicable to most areas in the United States and Canada.

Many occupations in the United States require at least some on-the-job driving. Accidents related to driving are the largest contributor to work related deaths. This course introduces safe practices and procedures to protect employees from risks associated with transportation. While the principles and concepts in this course are non technical, they can be used to protect employees and the public from at least some injuries and fatalities that could be avoided. Developing a safe driving program and consistently encouraging employees to use those methods has shown to be a successful way of reducing job related transportation accidents.

This guide is intended to be consistent with all existing OSHA standards. If an area of this course is considered by the reader to be inconsistent with OSHA, then the OSHA standard should be followed.

The purpose of this course is to understand the risks associated with on-the-job driving activities and to train employees on how to avoid or minimize those risks. At the completion of the course, the attendee will better understand the proper procedures on the road as well as what to do when an accident does happen.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end and is intended to provide 2 hours of professional development.


At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
• Understand the risks associated with on-the-job driving;
• Be able evaluate high risk situations and how to respond in a safe manner;
• Understand defensive driving techniques; and
• Be prepared to assess and report on an accident.

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