New guidelines, reporting requirements for work-related road safety

Official guidelines for work-related road safety are in the works, as part of the Workplace Safety and Health Council's efforts to improve safety in that area.

The guidelines include recommendations such as paying drivers a fixed salary instead of based on the number of trips they make, so they will not be incentivised to rush.

A draft of the guidelines is on the Council's website, and comments are welcome up till Oct 2.

Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower Hawazi Daipi announced the move at the Council's first forum on workplace traffic safety management on Monday. The law will also be changed in the first quarter of next year, to require companies to report all work-related traffic accidents. Data on such accidents will also become part of the Council's regular statistics releases.

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