October 8, 2020
TAKEO, KAMPOUNG SPEU, KOMPONG CHNNANG, and PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—October 7- 8, 2020
Through the Prevention and Participation (P&P) program, AIP Foundation staff visited four factories to survey suitability for future activities to improve worker’s road safety knowledge, and good practices using a motor vehicle.
While meeting management and factory representatives, which account for more than 12,800 workers combined, AIP Foundation received news of a recent traffic crash involving 37 factory workers resulting in four workers with serious injuries. Preventable injuries caused by road crashes reinforce the need for factory-level intervention and AIP Foundation activities.
The P&P program mitigates crashes like these by educating safer road users, establishing safer vehicles, and improved infrastructure so that crashes like this are less frequent. Included in this program is post-crash care, so workers who were affected by the recent road collision are supported as they recover, and as they enter back into the workforce.
All factories visited showed enthusiasm and genuine engagement in the P&P program, supported by VF Corporation, and will be important in achieving the goal of zero preventable deaths on the road.
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