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Identifying the organisational determinants of work-related road traffic injury

Newnam, S, Warmerdam, A, Sheppard, D, Griffin, M, Stevenson, M

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ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Road traffic injury is the leading cause of work-related death in Australia. Despite this, many organisations are unaware of the factors within their organisations that influence potential reductions in injury and deaths. This study aims to explore the relationship between management practices and driver behaviour and the role of safety climate in moderating these relationships. Surveys were completed by 911 drivers, 161 supervisors and 83 senior level managers. The findings of this study both refute and extend past research. The results of this study offer practical guidance for organisations in designing and implementing management practices to support safe driver behaviour.