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International Conference on Road Safety at Work, Washington DC, February 16-18, 2009

10 November 2008

The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and partners including the World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, International Labour Organization, U.S. Department of State, and National Safety Council, will host the first International Conference on Road Safety at Work on February 16-18, 2009, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC.

The event will provide a forum for business, labour, policy makers, and the research community to discuss strategies to prevent road traffic crashes in the workplace.

The Driving for Better Business programme being delivered by RoadSafe will feature at the conference.

Conference sessions will include:

  • Case study of global best practice from Shell.
  • The status of occupational road safety globally: capsule presentation of conference white paper.
  • Panel discussions on developed-economies and emerging-market perspectives.
  • Global industry perspective presented by Nestlé and policy perspective presented by Swedish Road Administration.
  • Break out sessions covering: Policy; Management and interventions; Emerging markets; Legal perspectives; Driver-based interventions; Protecting drivers in emerging markets; Labour relations and union perspectives; Crash analysis and benchmarking; Regional focus on Russia, Southeast Asia, India, China Africa and Latin America; Corporate Social Responsibility; Technology-based interventions; Using research to promote policy change; and, Driver management.
  • Plenary session to summarise findings and next steps.

For more information about the conference including registration and hotels:

Visit www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/twu/global

Contact Jane Hingston at JHingston@cdc.gov

More information about NIOSH research on preventing motor-vehicle-related occupational injuries and deaths can be found at www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/motorvehicle

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