Occupational Safety

A row of fleet vehicles The goal of this theme is to work with stakeholders from the tertiary, public, and private sectors to improve the safety and health of workers across industry.

Within this area there is a strong, urgent and increasing need for solid research expertise to guide interventions, strategies, and policies in Australia and overseas.

The current research programs have national and international partners working across a range of behaviour, policy, legislative and corporate culture projects.


Theme leader: Senior Research Fellow Darren Wishart Linked to another web site


For general information, refer to CARRS-Q's Work-related Road Safety Fact Sheet [PDF, 213KB], or the Fleet Safety page for information on services provided by CARRS-Q.


Recent projects (in order of commencement date):

Novel approach to reduce productivity losses from injuries and illnesses (2016 - 2018)

Research proposal to reduce the crash involvement of taxis in Queensland: Development of Driving Safety Resources and Further Analyses (2016 - in progress)

An evidence based approach to improved regulation by positively influencing interactions between industry and regulator (2015 - 2017)

Research proposal to reduce the crash involvement of taxis in Queensland: Situational analysis and crash and exposure analyses (2015)

Co-author and participate in the successful delivery of an Occupational Road Safety Guide (2013)

Heavy Vehicle (Truck) Research in Oman (2011 - 2016)

Integrating technological and organisational approaches to enhance the safety of roadworkers (2010 - 2015)

Development and evaluation of an OH&S framework for work related driving (2009 - 2013)

Safety in the heavy vehicle industry: a collaborative response (2008 - 2013)




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