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"Employers could do more to reduce work-related road deaths"

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to do more to reduce the worrying number of work-related road traffic accidents (RTA).

IOSH made the call after research it commissioned with TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) revealed that many companies are spending money on road safety strategies, with little confirmation on whether they actually produce results.

Currently, one in three company drivers has an accident each year, and it’s estimated that as many as a third of UK RTAs are work-related. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), road incidents overall are expected to rise from the ninth highest cause of death (2004) to the fifth by 2030. IOSH and TRL believe this should prompt significant change in the way work-related road accidents are tackled by businesses and the Government.

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