The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation. As a global leader in motor vehicle and highway safety, NHTSA’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road traffic, crashes, through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement. NHTSA is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership.
NHTSA provides leadership to the motor vehicle and highway safety community through the development of innovative approaches to reducing motor vehicle crashes and injuries.
NHTSA spearheads innovative research and data analysis critical to motor vehicle and highway safety. NHTSA leads the Nation by setting the motor vehicle and highway safety agenda. NHTSA serves as the catalyst for addressing critical safety issues that affect the motor vehicle and highway safety communities.
For more information visit: https://nhtsa.gov
The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is a collaborative group of employer road safety professionals whose objective is to advance road safety for employees, their family members and members of the communities where they live and work. Members help one another improve road safety and reduce losses through fleet safety benchmarking and sharing proven, best practice approaches. NETS membership includes global traffic safety leaders across private industry and government, whose fleets range from fewer than 100 vehicles to those with more than 50,000.
NETS Leadership and Value Proposition: http://trafficsafety.org/membership-information
The NETS benchmarking effort identifies interventions to help companies improve their road safety practices. These recommended practices address the main road safety policies for companies with fleets and represent elements of a company’s safety culture. http://trafficsafety.org/?ddownload=9951
The NETS Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety™ has global applicability and is for employers of large or small fleets of all vehicle types with new, developing or advanced road safety program. http://trafficsafety.org/?ddownload=9970
For more information visit: http://trafficsafety.org
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” NIOSH has more than 1,300 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering.
For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
GHSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit representing the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement federal grant programs to address behavioral highway safety issues. The Highway Safety Act of 1966 established the State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program (U.S.C. Title 23, Section 402), creating a unique partnership among federal, state and local governments and setting the foundation for the creation of State Highway Safety Offices, which were funded primarily through 402 funds. In each state and territory, governors select a representative to administer the program.
In 1967, several Governor’s Representatives organized into the National Conference of Governors’ Highway Safety Representatives (NCGHSR). The organization was incorporated in February 1975 and received nonprofit status in June 1976. In March 1978 the organization transitioned from a Conference to an Association, becoming NAGHSR. In the ensuing years, its membership, expertise and influence grew. In November 2002, the name was changed to the Governors Highway Safety Association.
GHSA has two tiers of membership: its core State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) Members and Associate Members. The GHSA vision is to lead states and territories in moving toward zero deaths on the nation’s roadways through leadership, partnerships and advocacy. GHSA’s mission is to provide leadership and advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices.
The goals of GHSA are to:
- Promote traffic safety as a national priority
- Expand and deliver member support services
- Develop new and strengthen existing partnerships
- Encourage innovative approaches in the states’ safety programs
- Ensure sufficient resources to support association services and priorities
For more information visit: http://www.ghsa.org
The National Safety Council (NSC) is a 501 nonprofit, nongovernmental public service organization promoting health and safety in the United States of America. The mission of the National Safety Council is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. For more than 100 years, the National Safety Council has been an advocate for workplace safety. NSC knows that employers who show they care about the safety of their employees see improved morale, increased productivity, lower costs and, most importantly, fewer injuries.
For more information visit: http://nsc.org