Occupational Fleet Safety Research: A Case Study Approach

Rowland, Bevan D., Wishart, Darren E., & Davey, Jeremy D. (2005) Occupational Fleet Safety Research: A Case Study Approach. In 13th Annual Occupational Health and Safety Conference (Visions 2005), 27-30 September 2005, Cairns, Qld.

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Occupational fleet safety is an emerging issue for organisations across Australia and overseas. Research has shown that road crashes are the most common cause of work-related fatalities, injuries and absences from work. Changes in industry/employer accountability, business processes, Occupational Health and Safety, Chain of Responsibility (COR), Workers Compensation legislation, insurance and third party coverage, and a generally more litigious environment require industry to address and subsequently develop more comprehensive programs to improve fleet safety. Historically, organisations opt for a silver bullet or singular reactive strategy towards fleet safety, determined primarily from an asset management approach. Research has revealed that a single reactive approach is ineffective in improving long-term occupational fleet safety. This paper focuses on examples of case study research conducted by the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), involving fleet safety of three large and diverse Queensland and nationwide industry organisations. From analysis and investigation of vehicle crash/incident data, industry focus groups, and organisational safety and work-related driving survey questionnaires, current fleet safety practices and high risk groups and processes are identified. Subsequently, data from research and analysis reveals inadequacies in fleet safety practices current within organisations and enables the identification of future occupational fleet safety intervention strategies.

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ID Code: 9847
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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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)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:46

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