Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1-24-2017

Embargo Date

1-24-2018

Publication Source

International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion

DOI

10.1080/17457300.2016.1278235

Abstract

In rapidly developing economies, like urban India, where road traffic injury rates are among the world's highest, the corporate workplace offers a non-traditional venue for road safety interventions. In partnership with a major multinational corporation (MNC) with a large Indian workforce, this study aimed to elicit local employee perspectives on road safety to inform a global corporate health platform. The safety attitudes and behaviours of 75 employees were collected through self-report survey and focus groups in the MNC offices in Bangalore and Pune. Analysis of these data uncovered incongruity between employee knowledge of safety strategies and their enacted safety behaviours and identified local preference for interventions and policy-level actions. The methods modelled by this study offer a straightforward approach for eliciting employee perspective for local road safety interventions that fit within a global strategy to improve employee health. Study findings suggest that MNCs can employ a range of strategies to improve the road traffic safety of their employees in settings like urban India including: implementing corporate traffic safety policy, making local infrastructure changes to improve road and traffic conditions, advocating for road safety with government partners and providing employees with education and access to safety equipment and safe transportation options.

Copyright/Permission Statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion on 24 Jan 2017, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17457300.2016.1278235

Keywords

Injury prevention, road traffic environment, road safety, India, corporate social responsibility

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Date Posted: 22 May 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.