A review of the effectiveness of occupational road safety initiatives

Banks, Tamara D., Davey, Jeremy D., Biggs, Herbert C., & King, Mark J. (2010) A review of the effectiveness of occupational road safety initiatives. In Dorn, Lisa, Matthews, Gerald, & Glendon, Ian (Eds.) Driver Behaviour and Training. Ashgate, pp. 229-240.

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Abstract

An extensive search and screening of published articles was conducted to identify what outcomes have been observed in previously investigated occupational road safety initiatives. A search of six electronic bibliographic databases identified 181 non-duplicated titles relating to occupational road safety interventions. These titles were reviewed using pre-determined inclusion/exclusion criteria. This review process generated a total of 20 peer-reviewed relevant articles that collectively assessed the effectiveness of 19 occupational road safety initiatives. Initiatives found to be positively associated with occupational road safety during the intervention period were: policy development; a web-based risk management tool; awareness and information campaigns; goal setting; performance feedback; self-monitoring forms; signing safety pledge cards; alco lock devices; fatigue management technology devices; in-vehicle compensatory devices to target ability deficiencies of older commercial drivers; in-car data recorders; and gasoline vapour recovery devices. Only six initiatives were found to be positively associated with occupational road safety both during and after the intervention period. These were: a pay rise; driver training; group discussions; enlisting employees as community road safety change agents; safety reminders; and group and individual rewards. The findings from this paper will assist safety practitioners in making informed decisions when developing risk management strategies. The authors suggest that practitioners consider initiative effectiveness, cost and involvement level when selecting and designing interventions.

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ID Code: 17524
Item Type: Book Chapter
Refereed: No
ISBN: 978-1-4094-0084-4 (print), 978-0-7546-9985-9 (ebook)
Subjects: 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
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Ashgate.
Deposited On: 14 Dec 2009 01:43
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:22

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