Traffic task force set up

first_imgTraffic task force set upOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Travelling salespeople are more likely to be killed at work thanconstruction or agricultural employees, HSE figures show. The government has launched a task force to examine the problem and makerecommendations. Figures from the HSE show that the annual probability of occupationalfatality is one in 8,000 for someone driving 25,000 miles a year. This compareswith one in 10,000 for construction and one in 13,500 for farming. The task force, to be set up by the Department of Transport, Environment andthe Regions, will also propose ways of integrating road traffic law with healthand safety law. Ministers want to see an “occupational highway code”for employers. Occupational health consultant Cynthia Atwell said companies should considerdrugs tests for drivers who have to do long distances. “A lot of companieswho employ bus drivers and HGV drivers have drugs tests, so why not with cardrivers?” Tomorrow’s Roads – Safer for Everyone from 0870 1226 236 www.detr.gov.uk  www.tuc.org.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img


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