Identification of barriers to and facilitators for the implementation of occupational road safety initiatives

Banks, Tamara D. & Davey, Jeremy D. (2010) Identification of barriers to and facilitators for the implementation of occupational road safety initiatives. In Dorn, Lisa, Matthews, Gerald, & Glendon, Ian (Eds.) Driver Behaviour and Training. Ashgate, pp. 275-286.

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To explore potential barriers to and facilitators for implementing occupational road safety initiatives, in-depth interviews were conducted with personnel from four major Australian organizations. Twenty-four participants were involved in the interviews comprising 16 front line employees and eight managers. The interviews identified that employees perceived six organizational characteristics as potential barriers to implementing occupational road safety initiatives. These included: prioritisation of production over safety; complacency towards occupational road risks; insufficient resources; diversity; limited employee input in safety decisions; and a perception that road safety initiatives were an unnecessary burden. Of these organizational characteristics, prioritisation of production over safety and complacency were the most frequently cited barriers. In regards to facilitators, participants perceived three organizational characteristics as potential facilitators to implementing occupational road safety initiatives. These included: management commitment; the presence of existing systems that could support the implementation of initiatives; and supportive relationships. Of these organizational characteristics, management commitment was the most frequently cited facilitator.

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ID Code: 29240
Item Type: Book Chapter
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 01:48
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2015 16:21

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