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Safe driving and transports

Traffic, transport and logistics connect our globalized economic world and as such play a key role; materials and goods are transported in every branch of our economy.

Driving and transporting goods safely is also a prominent subject in occupational health and safety: the transport field is characterised by its number of accidents, which are above average. Depending on the industry, up to one third of all work-related accidents are connected to transport processes.

The Transport work programme developed by the GDA aimed to reduce the number and severity of work-related accidents connected to transport processes. The programme focused on reducing occupational safety deficits in transport processes and strengthening employee motivation and knowledge with regard to safe driving and transports. A further focal point was the systematic observation of occupational health and safety, particularly through appropriate risk assessments.

Conversation guidelines for occupational health and safety reviews of loading and transportation situations provide guidance for companies in the transport and logistics industry.

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