Applying the Haddon Matrix in the context of work-related road safety

Murray, Will, Watson, Barry, King, Mark, Pratt, Stephanie, & Darby, Phillip (2014) Applying the Haddon Matrix in the context of work-related road safety. In Proceedings of the 2014 Occupational Safety in Transport Conference, CARRS-Q, Queensland University of Technology, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.

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Abstract

The Haddon Matrix was developed in the 1960s road safety arena, and has since been used in many public health settings. The literature and two specific case studies are reviewed to describe the background to the Haddon Matrix, identify how it has been critiqued and developed over time and practical applications in the work-related road safety context. Haddon’s original focus on the road, vehicle and driver has been extended and applied to include organisational safety culture, journey management and wider issues in society that affect occupational drivers and the communities in which they work. The paper shows that the Haddon Matrix has been applied in many projects and contexts. Practical work-related road safety applications include providing a comprehensive systems-based safety management framework to inform strategy. It has also been used to structure the review or gap analysis of current programs and processes, identify and develop prevention measures and as a tool for effective post-event investigations.

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ID Code: 78733
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 9781921897535
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 2014 [Please consult the Authors]
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2014 23:35
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 02:09

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