Work-related Accidents in Norwegian Road, Sea and Air Transport: Roles and Responsibilities

Arbeidsrelaterte ulykker i norsk veg, sjø og lufttransport: roller og ansvar

The study examines regulatory authorities' and transport companies' knowledge of and sources of information about work-related accidents, views on risk factors related to work-related accidents, and understandings of roles and responsibilities in relation to work-related risk factors and -accidents. The main finding of the present study is that the road sector seems to perform poorer than the maritime sector and inland helicopter operations on these three aspects of accident prevention. As a consequence, respondents from the road sector rate their own efforts to prevent work-related accidents as lower than respondents from the other sectors. 19 qualitative interviews were conducted with 22 people from companies, authorities, voluntary organisations and others from the road, sea and air transport sector. Also, a small-scale web-based survey (N=128) was distributed to representatives from government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and employees in transport companies in the three sectors. The study summarizes regulatory practices and thoughts from respondents from the different sectors on what factors contribute to risk in their sector. Finally, it concludes with suggestions on how the road sector can improve on these three aspects of risk prevention by learning from the other two sectors.


  • English
  • Norwegian

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 94p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788248020202
  • Contract Numbers: 4034
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 2017 12:04PM