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Document ID (ISN)108573
CIS number 08-1237
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rowland B., Wishart D., Davey J., Freeman J.
Title The influence of occupational driver stress on work-related road safety: An exploratory review
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.23, No.5, p.459-468. Illus. 54 ref.
Abstract Prior research has identified a number of stressors that impact on drivers by increasing stress levels, causing adverse behaviour and leading to effects such as aggressive behaviour, fatigue, inattention and substance abuse. For safety professionals and employers, one way to reduce the effects of occupational driver stress is to change perceptions so that work-related driving is recognized as being as important as other work-related tasks. This article explores relevant literature in relation to driver stress and suggests improvements to risk management and safety procedures, including assigning sufficient resources to target occupational stress and in particular driver stress.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; risk factors; stress factors; drivers
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; safety consciousness; drug dependence; alcoholism; stress studies; fatigue; human behaviour; vigilance; human factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Mental stress and burnout