The Journal of Science of Labour
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Health Management for Taxi Drivers and Employer Liability
【1】Preventing Traffic Accidents Caused by Driver’s Poor Physical Condition
Mineko BABAMasahito HITOSUGITakao OKUBO
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2013 Volume 89 Issue 1 Pages 12-17

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Sudden illness of vehicle drivers causes approximately 10% of traffic accidents. It is essential to promote, health management of drivers as an effective precaution against traffic accidents. In particular, the poor physical conditions of taxi drivers, leading to incidence of traffic accidents, is attributed to their difficult employment circumstances, influenced by deregulation. Another relevant factor is the age of drivers. For example many taxi drivers are reportedly at the risk of developing cerebrovascular and heart-related diseases. Cooperation of employers and taxi drivers and occupational physicians is necessary to prevent traffic accidents caused by the poor physical conditions of drivers. In addition, the government and the taxi industry can introduce a system to support the health management of taxi drivers

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