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ID (ISN) del documento111577
Número CIS 11-0265
ISSN - Título de la serie 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Duke J., Guest M., Boggess M.
Título Age-related safety in professional heavy vehicle drivers: A literature review
Información bibliográfica Mar. 2010, Vol.42, No.2, p.364-371. 53 ref.
Resumen With Australia facing a looming shortage of heavy vehicle drivers, the question is raised as to whether it is desirable or prudent to encourage older professional heavy vehicle drivers to remain in the transport sector for longer, or to recruit drivers of a younger age. A limited number of studies reported age-specific accident rates for heavy vehicles for the spectrum of driver age that included drivers younger than 27 years and those over 60 years of age. Heavy vehicle drivers younger than 27 years of age demonstrated higher rates of accident/fatality involvement which decline and plateau until the age of 63 years where increased rates were again observed. Other contributing factors to heavy vehicle accidents include long hours and subsequent sleepiness and fatigue, employer safety culture, vehicle configuration, urbanization and road classification.
Descriptores (primarios) camiones; cabinas para el conductor; diferencias por la edad; transporte por carretera; accidentes de trabajo
Descriptores (secundarios) Australia; trabajadores de edad; jóvenes; causas de los accidentes; revisión bibliográfica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Transportes y comunicaciones
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos mecánicos, transporte
Navegación por categoria(s) Older workers
Young workers
Road transportation