Celebrated Workshop on Road Safety Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
On May 30, the Workshop on Road Safety Management and Corporate Social Responsibility was held at the School of Industrial Engineering of the University of Malaga. It was organized by the “TORCAL” Chair of Health and Safety at Work. Prevention of Occupational Risks and the Santander Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility, both from the University of Málaga.
Road safety is a global concern. Annually, it is estimated that 1.3 million people die from traffic accidents and between 20 and 50 million suffer injuries. The socioeconomic and health impact is very important. For this reason, the aforementioned University-Business Chairs organized this Workshop whose objectives have been:
- Highlighting the important economic and social dimension of the road accident rate and its impact on the different interest groups of companies and organizations.
- Examining the content of the ISO 39001 standard and the requirements for the implementation of a road safety management system for companies and organizations.
- Exposing the relationship of the human factor with the remaining risk factors present in traffic accidents.
- Emphasizing the need for the involvement of corporate social responsibility in the improvement of road safety.
- Contributing, through training, to improving the road safety of society.
Dr. Francisco Martín Santamaría, Regional Director of the Southern and Canary Islands of Bureau Veritas, took part in the Workshop, and was responsible for presenting and analyzing the international standard ISO 39001 on Road Safety Management Systems.
Ms. Efa Rimondi Parrallada, Director of the Sustainable Mobility Institute of Madrid, gave the second conference on the Human Factor and Road Safety. Dr. D. Miguel Aldana Muñoz, Managing Director of the TORCAL Foundation, organized a subsequent colloquium.
The Conference was closed by the Director of the School of Industrial Engineering, prof. Dr. D. Alejandro Rodríguez, together with the directors of prof. Dr. D. Antonio García and profa. Dr. Mrs. Cristina Quintana.