Perceptions of accident risk among on-track machine workers : an interview study

MORGAN, Jim, ABBOTT, Rachel, FURNESS, Penny and WEBSTER-SPRIGGS, Stuart (2013). Perceptions of accident risk among on-track machine workers : an interview study. In: DADASHI, Nastaran, SCOTT, Anita, WILSON, John R. and MILLS, Ann, (eds.) Rail human factors : supporting reliability, safety and cost reduction. London, CRC Press, 445-452.

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Although non-fatal injuries remain a frequent occurrence in safety-critical work, very few studies have examined the ways in which organisational systems and processes influence individual safety behaviour. Even fewer have explored the perceived factors contributing to accident risk using qualitative research methods. This short paper presents the initial results from a thematic analysis of ten interviews with On Track Machine (OTM) operatives. Issues arising from two key themes (fatigue, and safety communication and training) are briefly described. Implications, planned organisational response, and opportunities for further research are discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Psychology Research Group
Page Range: 445-452
Depositing User: Jim Morgan
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 13:58
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 06:11

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