Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/98642
Type: Journal article
Title: Does road safety have any lessons for workplace health and safety
Author: Bailey, T.
Woolley, J.
Raftery, S.
Citation: Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 2015; 26(2):26-33
Publisher: Australasian College of Road Safety
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1832-9497
Statement of
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Trevor J Bailey, Jeremy E Woolley and Simon J Raftery
Abstract: Work health and safety (WHS) and road safety are distinctive perspectives of public health but they share much in common. Both have evolved from a former focus on individual responsibility to embracing systemwide, integrated approaches. Both now talk of incidents rather than accidents. Both are now characterised by proactive rather than reactive responses and their broad countermeasure approaches share many similarities. However, there are various aspects of WHS policy and practice that could be examined in relation to the road safety experience, particularly how compliance and deterrence approaches work best in WHS; the use of rewards and incentives; better attention to young worker safety; improved collection, analysis and usage of WHS data; and optimal use of WHS auditing and inspection programs. The aim of such examinations should be to gauge if current WHS policies and practices are appropriately balanced in light of the road safety experience.
Keywords: Enforcement; Occupational health and safety; Regulation; Road safety; Work health and safety
Description: Special Issue: Road Trauma and Injury
Rights: © Australasian College of Road Safety
RMID: 0030041311
Published version: http://search.informit.com.au.proxy.library.adelaide.edu.au/documentSummary;dn=185010902038399;res=IELENG
Appears in Collections:Centre for Automotive Safety Research publications

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