RoSPA has announced that its annual occupational safety and health campaign, OSHtober, will this year focus on driving for work.
Millions of vehicles are used for work every day – from lorries to bicycles. Driving for work contributes to far more work-related accidental deaths and serious injuries than all other work activities.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that more than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is driving for work.
ROSPA’s occupational safety and health policy adviser Dr Karen McDonnell said: “As someone who drives for work, and very often in my personal life, I recognise that driving is one of the most dangerous activities I participate in.
“Just like within the office or on the factory floor, organisations have a duty to keep their workers safe on the road, yet a huge number of incidents still happen while someone is driving for their job.”
OSHtober will provide tips, facts, statistics and free resources about safely driving for work throughout the month.
To get involved with the campaign, you can sign up to RoSPA’s health and safety newsletter - Safety Matters - keep up with the Workplace Safety blog, share infographics, or enter Twitter competitions @RoSPAWorkplace