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Occupational light vehicle-use: a research driven strategy to improve surveillance and inform policy

Stuckey, Rwth, LaMontagne, Anthony D, Glass, Deborah C and Sim, Malcolm 2012, Occupational light vehicle-use: a research driven strategy to improve surveillance and inform policy, in Proceedings of the Occupational Safety in Transport Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld., pp. 1-10.

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Title Occupational light vehicle-use: a research driven strategy to improve surveillance and inform policy
Author(s) Stuckey, Rwth
LaMontagne, Anthony DORCID iD for LaMontagne, Anthony D orcid.org/0000-0002-5811-5906
Glass, Deborah C
Sim, Malcolm
Conference name Occupational Safety in Transport Conference (2012 : Surfers Paradise, Qld.)
Conference location Surfers Paradise, Qld.
Conference dates 20-21 Sep. 2012
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the Occupational Safety in Transport Conference
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series Occupational safety in transport conference
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Keyword(s) Occupational light vehicle use
Summary Background: Occupational light vehicles (OLV) are light passenger and loadshaped vehicles used for work. The OLV-associated injury burden is as great as that of heavy vehicle users, but has been largely ignored by occupational health and safety (OHS) regulators. Contingent employment growth has accentuated existing gaps in the policy framework between OHS and road-safety. Frequent burden shifting from OHS to road-related health systems undermines the evidence base necessary to inform policy development. Aims: To provide evidence-based recommendations for the collection of OLVuser surveillance data and to underpin OHS procedures and policies for OLVusers. Method: The literature was systematically analyzed to identify OLV-user OHS policy and practice gaps. Strategies to improve and co-ordinate surveillance systems were developed to address the identified limitations. Results: Gaps were identified in OLV-user legislation, data collection, and riskmanagement. These require strategies to improve identification of all OLV-users and to co-ordinate surveillance and OHS practice. Discussion: Contemporary reform of road and OHS, policy, provides a timely opportunity for the implementation of strategic responses to this serious road safety and occupational, public health problem.
ISBN 9781921897535
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category E2.1 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2012, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061249

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Health and Social Development
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