In terms of injury prevention in the Community, the successful strategies used to achieve the major reduction in the road toll over the last 20 years, provide an important benchmark for comparison with OHS programs. The common question that immediately arises is how can these quite different environments be usefully compared? The argument put by some experienced OH&S practitioners is that the road system appears to be very uniform in comparison to the diversity of the workplace, and hence comparisons are not useful. However the real question is what can we learn from the successes in road safety and what can be adapted into the work safety environment. Such comparisons highlight significant areas of improvement needed in OH&S prevention strategies.