How Hired Drivers and Passengers Can Protect Themselves From Evolving Health Risks

Many people rely on rideshares, taxis, and other passenger drivers-for-hire services to get where they need to go, but there is always a risk of transmitting illness when sitting in an enclosed space with other people.

As drivers look for ways to provide services for passengers safely, they face many difficult questions:

  • How can individual vehicle owners protect the health and safety of themselves and their customers?

  • What communications are best able to keep everyone informed of the preventative steps to take?

  • How can you properly ventilate and disinfect a car to limit the spread of illness?

Defending Against Driver and Passenger Health Risks

AIHA has created this “Healthier Workplaces and Schools eBook” to offer practical advice for passenger drivers-for-hire to reduce the risk of transmitting illnesses like COVID-19. The guidance borrows from the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and expert advice from leading health and government organizations.

These guidelines share actionable steps to protect drivers and passengers, including information the following areas:

What should an individual vehicle owner or passenger drivers-for-hire employer do to reduce the risk for drivers and customers during transport?:

  • Enhanced vehicle cleaning and disinfecting practices

  • Personal hygiene recommendations, including how often rideshare drivers should wash their hands

  • Vehicle configuration ideas to help distance passengers on a car, van, or bus

What can a passenger do to reduce their health risk?:

  • What to do if you need to sneeze or cough in a shared vehicle

  • Self-monitoring practices and how to know if you should stay home

  • Sanitization best practices when using high-touch surfaces

Download our “Healthier Workplaces and Schools eBook” today to learn how to travel safely.