Socso introduces Malaysian standard on road traffic safety for gig workers

Published on 23 Aug 2023 10:21:13 PM

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has introduced the Malaysian Standard 2756 - Good Practices for Platform Providers in Implementing Work-Related Road Traffic Safety Management (MS 2756:2023), as a tool to achieve the government's target to improve road safety in line with the development of the digital economy and gig workers.

Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar said in his speech at the closing ceremony of the Vision Zero Malaysia Seminar 2023 on Wednesday (Aug 23) that MS 2756:2023, which was initially proposed by Socso and developed through a working group under the national standards development infrastructure, was intended as a guideline for good practices to platform providers to ensure safer management of work travel.