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Document ID (ISN)111100
CIS number 10-0717
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Friswell R., Williamson A.
Title Work characteristics associated with injury among light/short-haul transport drivers
Bibliographic information Nov 2010, Vol.42, No.6, p.2068-2074. 21 ref.
Abstract The objective of this cross-sectional study was to describe the hazard environment facing drivers of light freight vehicles and short-haul transport drivers and to examine the relationships between hazard exposure and injury. A total of 321 drivers of light vehicles working within a 100 km radius of their base across the Australian state of New South Wales were surveyed regarding their experience of occupation-specific hazards and their experience of workplace injury in the past year. Data were collected by means of structured interviews and group discussions, and subjected to logistic regression analyses. Examination of the hazards most strongly associated with injury suggests that efforts should target work organization and vehicle-related hazards, and particularly work practices that engender frequent stress among drivers.
Descriptors (primary) New South Wales; drivers; occupational accidents; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; survey; cross-sectional study; statistical evaluation; safe working methods
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation