Road safety at work
In 2008, the inaugural international conference on road safety at work was held in Washington DC and attended by more than 220 delegates from over 40 countries. This event was organized by NIOSH and partners including WHO, PAHO, ILO, US Department of State, and National Safety Council.
Worldwide, an estimated 1.2 million people are killed in road crashes each year and as many as 50 million are injured. Fleet and road workers are included as among the many lives lost. Projections indicate that these figures will increase by about 65% over the next 20 years unless there is new commitment to prevention.