19 October 2016 – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels

Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 10:00 -15:00, Brussels

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held the 6th Annual European PRAISE Conference on work-related road safety in Brussels on 19 October.

Using the roads is a necessary part of our working lives. But it’s an ordinary activity that leads to an incredibly high level of injury and death. It is estimated that in Europe six out of ten work accidents resulting in death are road collisions, including both crashes while driving for work and commuting crashes (Eurogip). Also, according to the European Commission, road traffic collisions account for nearly 40% of incidents at work resulting in death. The PRAISE project addresses the safety aspects of driving at work and driving to work.

 The conference brought together fleet safety managers, EU institutions, government representatives, and road safety experts to discuss the latest developments and priorities in work related road safety. The winners of the ETSC PRAISE awards 2016 were also announced.

The program included contributions from leading occupational health and safety experts and featured presentations of ETSC’s new reports: ‘Managing Grey Fleet Safety’ and ‘Making Taxis Safer’.

Presentations:
Deirdre Sinnott – Managing Grey Fleet Safety
Dmitry Sambuk – Road Safety at work – Online training for managers
Jacqueline Lacroix – Making Taxis Safer
Juha Wallius – Case Study – Kajon Taxi
Sonila Metushi – IRU’s initiatives for safer taxis

Award winner presentations:
Johnson & Johnson
Belgian Defence
O’Donovan Waste Disposal

Download the agenda.

Read the press release.

Media coverage: Politico; ITS International; Driving for Better Business

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