The Commuting Safety Support Program (CSSP) was introduced in 2017 by the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) in collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS). The program aims to facilitate employers’ implementation of commuting safety at the workplace through practical intervention. It aims to reduce motorcyclist accidents and was initiated through partnership with various stakeholders. Improvements in commuting safety positively impact on working conditions, productivity, economic and social development. The strategy is based on the Standard and Industrial Research Institute 4 (SIRIM) of Malaysia: 2014 Good Practices in Implementing Commuting Safety Management Guidelines.
The program involves (a) gap analysis/baseline on commuting safety at the workplace, (b) CSSP training for employers and employees, (c) CSSP intervention at the workplace by participating employers and employees, and (d) CSSP evaluation.
Results show that 76 per cent of the workplaces in the program have achieved a minimum of 10 per cent reduction in commuting accidents and a 21 per cent reduction in unsafe riding behaviour after the program, with participants wearing personal protective gear such as helmets and vests. Approaches such as the Vision Zero initiative can be useful tools. To fully utilize the method, being a Vision Zero partner is essential.