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Safety is job number one. We work to make sure travelers are safe and our workers are safe. We spread messages about healthy driving habits. We make sure our people have the safety equipment and training they need. We do our best to make sure the traveling public makes it home safely as well.
We ensure a safe and healthy workplace for ODOT employees. We recommend guidelines and programs that help us follow OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations. We train fellow employees on various safety topics and respond to incidents, conduct investigations and make recommendations to prevent similar situations.
We help ODOT employees stay safe.
Many of our employees have degrees in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, or a related field. We like to see experience with Worker’s Compensation loss prevention, helping injured employees return to work, and occupational health and safety programs.
We provide grants, contracts and services to the public, other government agencies and non-profits. For example, we help manage the Safe Routes to School Program, which educates children on how to walk and bike safely to school. Our Bicyclist Safety Program and Pedestrian Safety Program promote safe riding and walking to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from motor vehicle crashes.
We actively work to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. We promote motorcycle safety, driver education programs, the correct use of seatbelts and child restraints, and much more.
Our work is crucial. We take our job of educatin the public on a varienty of safety issues very seriously.
Our employees may have degrees in business or public administration, the behavioral or social sciences, or experience managing a program.
We're all about engaging the public in safety. Here are a few of our recent ad campaigns designed to keep you and your family alive.
We support the various programs around the state that focus on what you can do to be safe, no matter what form of transportation you are using. These programs educate Oregonians and visitors about using safety belts and child safety seats properly, being safe and sober, putting away distractions when behind the wheel, being trained in safe motorcycle use, and knowing how to be safe when riding and walking.
We help these programs with grant writing, with research, when working with volunteers and more.
We work with our partners in law enforcement, cities, counties and safety organizations to help people make smart, safe decisions when they are out and about.
Many of our employees have degrees in business and public administration, social science, or experience coordinating or administering a program.
We and our partners clear 78% of crashes from travel lanes within 90 minutes of the crash occurring. It's important to clear crashes quickly, because the longer they remain, the more likely a secondary crash is to happen.
Our Transportation Safety group produces videos to help keep the public safe while traveling. Take a look.
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Our data shows a distracted driving crash occurs every three hours in Oregon. Unfortunately, distracted driving crashes are under-reported. It probably plays a much more significant role in Oregon crashes. Please #drivehealthy.
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