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Document ID (ISN)110849
CIS number 10-0331
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Njň O., Fjelltun S.H.
Title Managers' attitudes towards safety measures in the commercial road transport sector
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.1073-1080. 56 ref.
Abstract Safety measures and related costs and benefits have been widely discussed and analyzed in academic circles and by the authorities and industrial sectors. This study addresses these aspects from a cognitive-based perspective. Risk management is about dealing with the conflict between production and safety. Enterprises which spend too much on safety will meet bankruptcy, and those not concerned with safety measures will meet with severe accidents and related damage. 106 managers of commercial transport enterprises were asked about their attitudes towards safety management, the factors that contributed and their beliefs as to whether further effort and investments in health, environment and safety (HES) measures would pay off. Half of the managers perceived HES work as too expensive and approximately one quarter assessed mandatory HES work as compromising their competitiveness. One third of the managers did not find safety measures other than those already implemented as being necessary or remunerative. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; role of management; road transport; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; questionnaire survey; cost of safety
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Economic aspects