|Document ID (ISN)||56753|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
|Convention or series no.
||Gill D.A., Picou J.S.
||The social psychological impacts of a technological accident - Collective stress and perceived health risks
||May 1991, Vol.27, No.1, p.77-89. 23 ref.
||An evaluation of the impact of a major train derailment and toxic spill in a rural community in the USA. In order to assess the nature, direction and magnitude of this impact, a disaster impact assessment design was developed and data were collected 20 months after the accident. Victims closer to the impact site, members of families separated during evacuation experienced the most collective stress and manifested strongest concerns about risks to their health. The data confirm that technological accidents have identifiable long-term negative psychological impacts on communities.
||occupational accidents; USA; psychological effects; rail transport; major hazards; transport of materials
||mass psychogenic illness; neighbourhood populations; neuropsychic stress; subjective assessment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Transport of materials