Towards safer road transport through systematic safety management

Päivi Hämäläinen, Anne Silla, Jouko Heikkilä, Juha Luoma

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional


    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 and includes strategic decision making and operational actions to prevent accidents and other harmful events. 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, 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 typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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