Alert | Keeping you Safe Behind the Wheel: Fuel Your Body

March 23, 2021

Injury Matters is set to launch the second truck safety campaign for the MaPS on our Roads program this April, in time for Easter and the busy holiday period. MaPS on our Roads is dedicated to improving the physical and mental safety of heavy vehicle operators across WA.

The new campaign Your MaP to a Healthy Lifestyle: Fuel Your Body will provide information, tips and resources addressing the effects of nutrition, medication and other drugs can have on the mental and physical safety of heavy vehicle operators while driving.

As an aging population, truck drivers have a higher risk of work-related injuries and disease. Every day in Australia there are 14 claims from the road transport industry for injuries and disease involving one or more weeks off work. The leading types of injury and diseases contributing to this are musculoskeletal (60%), other traumatic joint and muscle conditions (24%) and fractures (9%).

MaPS on our Roads provides information, tips, and resources for both heavy vehicle operators and the companies that employ them to enable them to make healthy choices at work. New resources and information will be available for drivers and industry at www.injurymatters.org.au/mapsonourroads from 1 April.

Injury Matters is committed to collaborating and listening to those within the heavy vehicle industry. If you or someone you know is working or has worked in the industry, contact us on 6166 7688 or email [email protected]

The MaPS on our Roads project is funded as part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.