Safety and risk in transportation

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Title Safety and risk in transportation
Author Glendon, Ian
Book Title Occupational health and safety
Editor Burke, R. J., Clarke, S., & Cooper, C. L.
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Gower
Abstract This chapter considers safety aspects of four common transport modes — air, sea, rail, and road. These operate in many different ways, for example all involve commercial (passenger and freight) and private travel (albeit a minute proportion of rail traffic). Managing the safe operation of each of these modes, involving numerous complex interactions, requires many specialist functions. Table 11.1 summarizes major categories within each travel mode, including commercial, commuting, leisure, and other forms. Transport is a ubiquitous feature of all our lives with most people undertaking some form of daily travel, while transport brings food and meets other survival needs. As a relatively recent evolutionary development, humans have adapted quickly to the myriad forms of transportation now available, including coping with the inherent complexity of many forms of travel. For example, driving a vehicle involves the most complicated series of tasks that most of us ever engage in, exceeding the complexity of most jobs between daily commutes. Public transport may involve protracted check-in and security processes (Williams, 2007), while interfaces between transport modes may create additional challenges.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Edition 1st
Chapter Number 11
Page from 239
Page to 275
ISBN 9780566089831
Date Accessioned 2012-01-10
Language en_US
Research Centre Behavioural Basis of Health; Menzies Health Institute Qld; Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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