All you need to know about vehicle safety at workby Editorial Staff - 2017.07.12
Vehicle-related accidents account for 29% of all fatal occupational accidents in Europe. VeSafe is a e-guide for work-related vehicle safety risks. A joint effort by EU-OSHA and the European Commission, the guide includes many examples of good practice and an overview of relevant EU regulations. The guide is aimed at drivers/employers, employees and safety experts in all sectors in the EU, interested in vehicle-related risks. VeSafe is free and easy to use, and the user can filter the information by risk (delivery, loading, maintenance, physical hazards, etc.) or vehicle type (van, car, truck, bus, bicycle, etc.).
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