Program to provide traffic safety training for factory workers, drivers

A recent initiative by a coalition of local and international nonprofits will focus on educating garment industry workers and collective transport drivers in a bid to prevent traffic accidents, which remain a major safety concern for factory employees as they travel to and from work.

At an August 27 road safety workshop attended by trade union leaders and government and non-profit representatives, Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation Director Kim Pagna said that although road accidents are a serious challenge for all Cambodians, they have an outsized effect on garment and footwear industry workers.

“Traffic accidents are a major concern for workers, especially those working in the garment and footwear sectors,” Pagna said at the latest in a series of AIP Foundation-led safety training workshops in Phnom Penh.

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