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Document ID (ISN)109657
CIS number 09-698
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Orlandelli C.M., Vestrucci P.
Title Systematic comparison between risks associated with road transport and occupational activities
Original title Confronto sistematico tra rischio associato ai trasporti ed alle attivitÓ produttive [in Italian]
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2007, Vol.3, No.2, p.47-62. Illus. 15 ref.
Internet access http://prevenzioneoggi.ispesl.it/pdf%5Cric2007_02_3_it.pdf [in Italian]
http://prevenzioneoggi.ispesl.it/pdf%5Cric2007_02_3_en.pdf [in English]
Abstract The purpose of this study was to provide a quantitative and comparative assessment of road risks associated with road transport and occupational driving. The approach consisted in retrieving historical series of data and developing detailed models enabling the data to be expressed in events per hour and rates of injuries and fatalities per millions of hours spent on the road. It was thus possible to directly compare occupational and road transport data showing that in both sectors, the introduction of new stringent accident prevention regulations have lead to a considerable reduction in accident frequencies and severity. The risks in the road transport sector remain higher than those in occupational driving, suggesting that one should invest proportionately more on prevention in the former than in the latter.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; road transport; drivers; Italy
Descriptors (secondary) injuries; fatalities; comparative study; frequency rates; mathematical models
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation