12 Jul 2013 11:19

Of this figure, commuting accidents increased from 41.42 per cent in 2011 to 42.66 per cent last year, while accidents at the workplace showed a drop, he noted.

The Sarawak Socso recorded 333 commuting accidents out of 1,703 accidents at the workplace until May this year, as compared to 937 cases out of 4,487 last year.

Selvarajah said as a government body that pioneered the Employees Social Security Scheme, Socso would launch a safe commuting campaign with focus on efforts to prevent commuting accidents.

The move was in line with Socso's mission to provide occupational safety and health awareness to employers and the insured, which was an objective of the International Labour Organisation, he said.

However, he added that the goal could not be reached without cooperation from the employers and workers, and Dosh had even come up with the 2015 Occupational Health and Safety Main Plan (OSH MP15) which covers four strategies.