SHAH ALAM, June 27 (Bernama) -- The accident rate of those going to work and
returning home has been increasing every year for the past five years.
Social Security Organisation (Socso) deputy chief executive (operations)
Datuk Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said 24,809 accidents involving workers
going to and from work were recorded nationwide last year compared to 22,036
cases in 2010.
"Ninety per cent of the 24,809 accident cases involved motorcyclists and 55
per cent occurred within a radius of one to five kilometres from the work
place," he told reporters after opening a Selangor Socso Road Safety Campaign
with the cooperation of Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning Malaysia Sdn Bhd
(PAPAMY), here, today.
He said the overall number of accidents involving workers recorded by Socso
was 59,897 cases last year compared with 57,639 in 2010, a rise of 2,000 cases.
However, there was a drop in accidents at the work place each year lately,
with 35,088 cases last year compared with 35,603 in 2010.
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Mohammed Azman said Socso paid RM1.71 billion in compensation to those
involved in accidents last year and the amount had gone up compared with RM1.678
billion the previous year.
Concerning today''s programme, he said Socso was currently busy carrying out
accident prevention activities by creating awareness among employers.
He said the practice of smart sharing between Socso and employers could
reduce the accident rate among workers on the way to work and back.
During the ceremony, Mohammed Azman distributed helmets and safety vests to
20 workers from Panasonic.
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