Employers have a duty to ensure the safety of workers when they’re on the job—whether that’s in the employer’s workplace or on the road. Road safety is obviously a big issue in certain industries, such as trucking. But if any of your workers have to drive as part of their jobs, then road safety is an issue for your company. In fact, motor vehicle incidents are a leading cause of work-related injuries and deaths. For example, 20 to 30% of all motor vehicle crashes in developed countries involve someone at work.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Use this form, based on questions created by Road Safety at Work, to audit your company’s road safety program and determine what improvements or changes need to be made to it. The audit questions represent the “Top 10” things every company should do to ensure workers remain safe on the road.