First Results of a Major Study on Safety at Queensland RoadworksAuthor/Presenter: Blackman, Ross; Debnath, Ashim; Haworth, Narelle
The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety — Queensland is conducting a 3-year program of research, titled Integrating Technological and Organisational Approaches to Enhance the Safety of Roadworkers. The program is funded by the Australian Research Council, with support from industry partners Leighton Contractors, GHD, Queensland Transport and Main Roads, and the Australian Workers Union. This paper presents an overview of the research conducted to date as part of the overall program. The paper concentrates on issues relevant to moving vehicles, although the research recognises the importance of other hazards and risks associated with roadworks and construction projects generally.