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The influence of occupational driver stress on work-related road safety: An exploratory review

Rowland, Bevan D., Davey, Jeremy D., Wishart, Darren E., & Freeman, James E. (2007) The influence of occupational driver stress on work-related road safety: An exploratory review. The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, 23(5), pp. 459-468.

Abstract

Research has identified a number of stressors that could impact on the occupational driver by increasing stress levels and, for some individuals, causing adverse behaviour and effects, for example, aggressive behaviour, fatigue, inattention/distraction, and substance abuse. For safety professionals and employers, one way to reduce the effects of occupational driver stress is to change perceptions so that management and drivers recognise that work-related driving is as important as other work-related tasks. This article explores relevant literature in relation to driver stress and suggests additions to risk management processes and safety procedures/policies, including assigning sufficient basic resources to target occupational stress (particularly occupational driver stress).

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ID Code: 11624
Item Type: Journal Article
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ISSN: 0815-6409
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sensory Processes Perception and Performance (170112)
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)
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 CCH Australia
Copyright Statement: Reproduced with the permission of CCH Australia Limited. Originally published in the Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand 23(5):pp. 459-468.
Deposited On: 10 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:35

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