An Evidence-Based Safety Management System for Heavy Truck Transport Operations

The aim of this thesis research was to find ways to improve safety in the heavy vehicle transport industry through the development of an evidence-based safety management system. This research was undertaken in light of disproportionate crash and injury risks associated with the heavy vehicle transport industry in comparison with other industries and other road users. The nature of the trucking industry presents some unique challenges for safety management at an organisational level.

Creator
Lori Mooren
Supervisor
Ann Williamson
Level
PhD
Truck on the motorway

Characterisation and investigation of serious thoracic injuries in passenger vehicle rollover crashes

Passenger vehicle rollover crashes involving a single vehicle occur infrequently; however, when they do the vehicle occupants in these crashes are more likely to sustain serious and fatal injuries compared to other crash modes. The thorax is frequently seriously injured in rollover crashes. Ongoing efforts in the USA and Australia have sought to understand the characteristics and aetiology of these injuries. Despite these efforts, the characteristics and aetiology of thoracic injuries in rollover crashes are still not well understood.

Creator
Dr Tana Tan
Supervisor
Prof. Raphael Grzebieta
Level
PhD
Paramedics