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Unlike other workplaces, the roadway is not a closed environment. Preventing work-related roadway crashes requires strategies that combine traffic safety principles and sound safety management practices. Although employers cannot control roadway conditions, they can promote safe driving behavior by providing safety information to workers and by setting and enforcing driver safety policies. Crashes are not an unavoidable part of doing business. The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified steps employers can take steps to protect their employees and their companies.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) preempts OSHA’s jurisdiction over the interstate trucking industry while traveling public roads. OSHA’s jurisdiction over interstate motor vehicles is limited to vehicles operated in the workplace and not on public roads. OSHA also has jurisdiction over all intrastate trucking (such as gravel and sand haulers, logging, agriculture, and cement and concrete mixers). DOT has jurisdiction over transportation of hazardous materials, whether interstate or intrastate