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Driver education and fleet safety climate in an emergency service fleet

Banks, Tamara D., Davey, Jeremy D., & Brownlow, Doug M. (2006) Driver education and fleet safety climate in an emergency service fleet. Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, Australia and New Zealand, 22(4), pp. 341-350.

Abstract

The ongoing social and financial costs of work-related motor vehicle accidents are substantial. This project investigates the relationship between the frequently used intervention of driver education and motor vehicle fleet safety climate. The findings of the present study suggest that within the context of an Australian emergency services fleet, driver education is related to employees’ perceptions of fleet safety climate. More specifically, the provision of education is associated with increased employees' perceptions in relation to management commitment, appropriate work demands and trusting relationships and communications. Finally, the findings from the present study indicate that the fleet safety climate scale may be a useful measure for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) personnel interested in identifying where safety enhancements are required or for benchmarking employees’ safety perceptions.

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ID Code: 4717
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: vehicle fleet safety, fleet safety climate, driver education, driver training, emergency services
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
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 2006 CCH Australia Limited
Copyright Statement: Reproduced with the permission of CCH Australia Limited. Originally published in the Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, Australia and New Zealand 22(4):pp. 341-350. For more information see www.cch.com.au
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:23

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