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Transposition of EU directives related to occupational road safety by three member states.

Authors
Pratt-SG; Murray-W
Source
Occupational Safety in Transport Conference, September 20-21, 2012, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. Queenland, Australia: CARRS-Q, Queensland University of Technology, 2012 Sep; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
20041880
Abstract
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related fatalities in most high-income regions, including the European Union (EU). This research assesses transpositions of relevant EU directives by the United Kingdom (UK), France, and Sweden. The market-driven UK uses a business-led model to manage occupational road risk. Although technically correct, its transpositions were tempered by earlier legislation requiring employers to ensure a safe workplace "so far as is reasonably practicable." French policymaking is dominated by government, with engagement of the "social partners" (labor and industry). Transposition delays stemmed from domestic debates on the 35-hour workweek, existing collective agreements, and long-established structures of French codes of law. Swedish policymaking is consensual and corporatist, with road safety policy strongly influenced by the systems-based Vision Zero model. Transposition rarely required major changes to Swedish law. The main conclusion is that although member-state transpositions were generally technically accurate, they were influenced by domestic politics, institutional arrangements, and policy beliefs.
Keywords
Motor-vehicles; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Transportation-industry; Transportation-workers; Surveillance
Publication Date
20120901
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781921897535
Identifying No.
B20121218D
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Occupational Safety in Transport Conference, September 20-21, 2012, Surfers Paradise, Queensland , Australia
State
WV
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