Health and Safety Hazards Associated with Subways: A Review

The benefits afforded by subway transit to urban populations in many communities are numerous and mainly derived from the reduction in automobile use, thereby limiting environmental and health hazards associated with exhaust-air emissions. In addition, by limiting congestion and providing vital transportation links within a city, subways also improve the overall quality of life of urban communities. However, subway systems must provide a safe and healthy environment for both passengers and subway transit workers. This article reports on a structured review of the literature undertaken to identify and characterize potential health and safety hazards associated with subways. The authors' secondary goal was to identify various risk management strategies designed to minimize the risk of these hazards. The resulting information may be helpful to urban communities, urban planners, public health specialists, and others interested in subway safety.

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  • Authors:
    • Gershon, RRM
    • Qureshi, K A
    • Barrera, M A
    • Erwin, M J
    • Goldsmith, F
  • Publication Date: 2005-3-1


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01013495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 2005 6:53AM