The purpose of this paper and PT  is to provide information about motor vehicle crashes, describe some benefits of IVMS, and introduce the IVMS guide developed by NIOSH and its partners for the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry.

Working with recognized industry leaders, NIOSH has developed tools to assist smaller oil and gas companies and others to reduce risk of motor vehicle fatality. One of these tools is a guidance document for IVMS use: “Implementing an In-Vehicle Monitoring Program: A Guide for the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry??. The IVMS guide provides ‘best practice’ in how to:

  • • Select the system that best fits a company’s needs.
  • • Successfully implement an in-vehicle monitoring program.
  • • Best utilize IVMS data to improve motor vehicle safety and reduce fatalities.