Documents in the NTIS Technical Reports collection are the results of federally funded research. They are directly submitted to or collected by NTIS from Federal agencies for permanent accessibility to industry, academia and the public.  Before purchasing from NTIS, you may want to check for free access from (1) the issuing organization's website; (2) the U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System website; (3) the federal government Internet portal; or (4) a web search conducted using a commercial search engine such as
Accession Number PB2014-106466
Title Survey of Safety Culture in Three Norwegian Haulier Companies.
Publication Date Feb 2014
Media Count 106p
Personal Author T. Bjomskau T. O. Naevestad
Abstract The report presents the results of a survey of safety culture in three Norwegian haulier companies, which are selected based on an assumption that they have good safety culture. The study supports the assertion that the companies have good safety cultures. This especially applies to Company A, which has the highest safety culture score of the three companies, and which also have a higher safety culture score than we have found in other transport sectors. This is probably due to the fact that Company A transports dangerous goods, which is a line of transport which has particular framework conditions favoring safety. The accident involvement of the drivers were in accordance with the companies score on the safety culture index. Analyzing the data on the three companies work on safety, we have identified the following common characteristics of good safety work in haulier companies: 1) Follow up of drivers speed, seat belt use and driving style, 2) Managers and employees safety commitment, 3) Predictability, 4) Organization of transport assignments, 5) Pay system, 6) Control of drivers compliance with regulations related to drive and rest, 7) Safety training/education, 8) Arenas for communication about safety, 9) Reporting culture and systems, and 10) Safety management system: a) risk analyses, b) procedures, c) training.
Keywords Accidents
Automobile ownership
Benefit cost analysis
Economic analysis
Highway safety
Highway transportation
Highway usage
Safety culture
Safety management
Transport safety

Source Agency Foreign Technology-Studsvik Energiteknik AB
NTIS Subject Category 43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
85H - Road Transportation
85D - Transportation Safety
96 - Business & Economics
Corporate Author Transportoekonomisk Inst., Oslo (Norway). Norwegian Centre for Transport Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1419
Contract Number N/A

Science and Technology Highlights

See a sampling of the latest scientific, technical and engineering information from NTIS in the NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter

Acrobat Reader Mobile    Acrobat Reader