NSC Expand Employer Roadway Safety Program in Three States – ODC works to raise awareness of the consequences of traffic crashes for employers, provide companies with the tools they need to keep their workers safe on the roads, and enhance transportation safety results.
NSC has received three substantial federal grant awards totaling more than $900,00 to enhance the organization’s employer traffic safety work through our Driving Concern.
Each of the three grants was awarded through the National Highway Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Highway Safety Plan Priority Programs to NSC.
Texas Department of Transportation (T.D.T.A.) awarded the first of the three grants to NSC. The second was awarded to Ohio Department of public safety (ODPS) and the third was awarded to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commissions (LHSC).
“We are thrilled to be awarded these three federal grant awards,” Mark Chung, NSC’s Executive Vice President of Roadway Practice, said in a statement. “These state and federal funds help the Council work with our government partners to help reduce crashes, serious injury and fatalities. Since occupational transportation incidents account for almost 40% of the total number of workplace deaths, the need for this program to grow is critical.”
NSC was awarded $711.420 to continue our 16-year-long partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to improve employer traffic safety. Through this funding, NSC will provide free training and road safety resources to help reduce risky driving behaviors, save time and money, and ultimately save lives.
The Ohio Department of public safety Office of Traffic (ODPS) awarded $157.156 to the Ohio Department of Highway Safety (ODPS) for highway traffic safety (FY2024). This funding will support the implementation of an Employer traffic safety Program tailored to Ohio’s highest traffic crash risk areas, including seatbelt use, speeding, and distraction.
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission awarded NSC with $80,000 to address impaired driving. In 2021, more than 40% of the motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana were alcohol-related. NSC will create evidence-based training, tools and resources for employers to educate their employees and the community on the impacts of impaired driving.
For additional information on ODC, please visit txdrivingconcern.org and nsc.org/road.