Influence of road safety on taxi organisational economic stability : a need for proactive change

Rowland, Bevan D., Davey, Jeremy D., Wishart, Darren E., & Freeman, James E. (2008) Influence of road safety on taxi organisational economic stability : a need for proactive change. In 31st Australasian Transport Research Forum, 30 September - 3 October 2008, Gold Coast.

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Fleet and work-related road safety is an emerging issue for organisations in Australia and overseas. Research conducted in Australia reveal that road crashes are the most common cause of work-related fatalities, injuries and absences from work (Haworth et al., 2000), with the average time lost being greater than any other workplace claim (Stewart-Bogle, 1999; WA, 2003). In recent years changes in industry/employer accountability, business processes, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), Chain of Responsibility (COR), Workers Compensation legislation, insurance and third party coverage, and a generally more litigious environment require industry to develop better benchmarking along with more comprehensive programs to improve fleet safety (Wishart & Davey, 2004).

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ID Code: 15087
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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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 > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Transport Economics (140217)
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 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:47

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