Towards safer road transport through systematic safety management

Päivi Hämäläinen, Anne Silla, Jouko Heikkilä, Juha Luoma

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    Safety management plays a central role in organisations striving for improved health and safety. Safety management offers a systematic means of achieving continuous safety improvements, and has its roots in safety-critical industries. Safety management focuses directly on the structures and functioning of management [1] and includes strategic decision making and operational actions to prevent accidents and other harmful events [2]. Safety management systems have been successfully implemented for years in the rail, aviation and maritime transport sectors. Safety management is a relatively new concept in road transport [3], offering potential for substantial safety benefits.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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