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Australian Researchers Need Fleet Manager Input for Safety Study

September 02, 2016

Postgraduate psychology students at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are studying the organization factors that influence work-related driving behavior and are asking Australian fleet managers for their help.

According to the researchers, Heidi Mangan, Laclan Jolley, and Alicia Long, work-related driving crashes are the most common cause of death, injury or absenteeism, in Australia and in many other countries. While there has been research suggesting organizational factors can impact work safety, there is little researching that has examined thse variables within a work driving safety context. The QUT research is aimed to to investigate what organizational factors impact employee driving safety behavior.

Study involvement will involve participants complieting an online 130-item survey, which the researchers expect to take about 15 minutes to complete. Responses will be kept anonymous, and participants will be able to withdraw from the study at any time. For more information about the survey and to contact the researchers go here.  

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