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An ethnographic investigation into the everyday work and communication cultures of public transport transit guards: reducing risk and injury [ 2006 - 2009 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0668220]

Researchers Prof LR Green; Prof Dr RM Quin; Dr DR Leith

Brief description This research improves the safety of public transport for workers and passengers with flow-on benefits at local and national levels. The main health and safety risk transit guards face is attacks upon them, or injury incurred while intervening in assaults they witness. Conventional initiatives have not impacted greatly on injury rates but culture and communication change strategies offer potential ways forward. Strategies that reduce incidents confer clear community benefits and competitive advantage. Effective management of such challenges assists with the recruitment and retention of appropriate staff, improving profitability. Benefits include reduced costs of public transport, increased passenger load, and positive environmental impacts.

Funding Amount $93,950

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