Work-related road traffic injury: a multilevel systems protocol

Sharon Newnam, Dianne M. Sheppard, Mark A. Griffin, Roderick J. McClure, Gillian Heller, Malcolm R. Sim, Mark R. Stevenson

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    Background Although road traffic injury is reported as the leading cause of work-related death in Australia, it is not clear, due to limitations in previous methods used, just how large a burden it is. Many organisations are unaware of the extent of work-related road traffic injury and, importantly, what can be done to reduce the burden. The proposed research will (i) estimate the prevalence of work-related road traffic injury and (ii) identify the organisational determinants associated with work-related road traffic injury. Methods and design The current study is designed to enumerate the problem and identify the individual driver-level, the supervisor-level and organisational-level factors associated with work-related road traffic injury. The multilevel systems protocol will involve a series of cross-sectional surveys administered to drivers offleet vehicles (n=1200), supervisors of the drivers (n=1200) and senior managers (n=300) within the same organisation. Discussion The novel use of the multilevel systems protocol is critical to be able to accurately assess the specific determinants of driving safety within each context of an organisation. Results The results are expected to highlight that reducing injury in the workplace requires more than just individual compliance with safety procedures. It will also establish, for thefirst time, an occupational translation taskforce to ensure that the research findings are adopted into work-place practice and thereby directly contribute to reductions in work-related road traffic injury.

    LanguageEnglish
    Article numbere6
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    JournalInjury Prevention
    Volume20
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Newnam, S., Sheppard, D. M., Griffin, M. A., McClure, R. J., Heller, G., Sim, M. R., & Stevenson, M. R. (2014). Work-related road traffic injury: a multilevel systems protocol. Injury Prevention, 20(4), 1-6. [e6]. https://doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2013-041132
    Newnam, Sharon ; Sheppard, Dianne M. ; Griffin, Mark A. ; McClure, Roderick J. ; Heller, Gillian ; Sim, Malcolm R. ; Stevenson, Mark R. / Work-related road traffic injury : a multilevel systems protocol. In: Injury Prevention. 2014 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 1-6.
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