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Safety climate and work-related driving in Australian organisations

Wills, Andrew R., Watson, Barry C., & Biggs, Herbert C. (2007) Safety climate and work-related driving in Australian organisations. In Glendon, A. Ian, Thompson, Briony M., & Myors, Brett (Eds.) Advances in Organisational Psychology. Australian Academic Press, Bowen Hills, Qld, pp. 175-195.

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Abstract

Safety climate, defined as workers' shared perceptions about the importance of safety in their organisation, has been proposed as one of the key socio-organisational influences on occupational safety outcomes. This chapter begins with an outline of why fleet safety is relevant to organisational psychologists and briefly outlines recent developments in research on fleet safety in Australia. This chapter summarises research examining safety climate in various industrial settings and on the influence of safety climate upon driver safety in Australian motor vehicle fleets. This work is a key part of an ongoing interest by Australian researchers in work-related driver safety (also commonly referred to as 'fleet safety' across Australasia, the United Kingdom and the United States). Future directions for researchers and practitioners are discussed with a particular focus on what organisational psychology has to offer towards research and practice in fleet safety.

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ID Code: 10455
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information, please contact the authors.
ISBN: 9781875378791
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (The authors)
Copyright Statement: Posted with the permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution is permitted without permission of the copyright owner.
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:36

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