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Safety in the transport industry.

Thorning, P, Thomson, V, Bow K, , Grainger, C (Peer reviewed)

Heavy Vehicles

2011

Workers compensation statistics show high rates of fatalities, traumatic injuries and musculoskeletal disorders occur in the transport industry, particularly the road transport sub-sector. Safety initiatives and innovation are occurring although they tend not to be shared between operators. The Transport Strategy Group, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is engaging with the industry, especially the heavy freight road transport sector, using action research to learn more about the health and safety systems in the industry and concurrently to improve health and safety outcomes. Industry networks are being established using concepts of collaborative governance to break down barriers, improve sharing of issues and solutions and to improve work health and safety outcomes.