Employers urged to prevent texting while driving

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death on the job, accounting for more than two out of every five fatal work injuries in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Department of Transportation has now launched a national campaign to stop texting while driving and other distracted driving hazards. Learn more here.

OSHA reminds employers that they have a responsibility to protect their workers by prohibiting texting while driving. It is a violation of the OSH Act if employers require workers to text while driving, create incentives that encourage or condone it, or structure work so that texting is a practical necessity for workers to carry out their job.

For more information, including a distracted driving brochure, click here.