NIOSH releases LEO motor struck-by infographic to improve officer safety

NIOSH investigations identify risk factors for fatal motor vehicle-related events that can be used to develop prevention recommendations


By Police1 Staff

More than 200 law enforcement officers died due to struck-by incidents from 2005-2019 (24% of motor vehicle-related officer deaths).

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health investigates motor vehicle-related occupational fatalities of law enforcement officers in the United States using the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) model.

These investigations identify risk factors for fatal motor vehicle-related events that can be used to construct prevention recommendations. The recommendations are shared with law enforcement agencies across the U.S. with the goal of reducing law enforcement officer motor vehicle-related deaths.

Case summaries from FACE reports, which can be used for roll call and in-service training, are available here:

NIOSH recently published an infographic outlining four ways that law enforcement officers can lower their risk of being struck by a passing vehicle while outside the patrol vehicle:

For more information, click here.

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