Developing Best-Practice Guidelines for Improving Bus Operator Health and Retention. Part I: A Transit Workplace Health Protection and Promotion Practitioner’s Guide, Part II: Final Research Report

Transit bus operators work in a challenging environment that can lead to negative health outcomes for the operators and high costs for transit agencies due to health care costs, absenteeism, high levels of turnover, and workers’ compensation payments. This report addresses some of the health and safety issues common throughout the transit industry. The report describes the approaches that transit organizations in the United States and Canada have taken to address the health problems faced by transit employees, including identification of many common problems and detailed practices. The report includes a Practitioner’s Guide (Part I) and an Evaluation and Return on Investment (ROI) template titled, Transit Operator Workplace Health Protection and Promotion Planning, Evaluation, and Return on Investment (ROI) (available online) for use in implementing and carrying out transit-specific programs to protect the health of bus operators and other employees. The final research report (Part II) includes the background, research approach, literature review, case examples, and detailed case studies.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 315p
  • Serial:
    • TCRP Report
    • Issue Number: 169
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 1073-4872
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01534851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309284240
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project F-17
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2014 10:35AM