|Authors:||Tor-Olav Nævestad, Ross Owen Phillips, Beate Elvebakk, Rolf Johan Bye, Stian Antonsen|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1653-3|
The study maps the prevalence of work-related accidents in road, sea and air (light helicopter inland) transport, and examines risk factors related to these accidents, focusing especially on work-related risk factors. A conservative estimate indicates that over 1000 people are injured each year in work trips on Norwegian roads, and that about forty percent of the road transport accidents are work-related. There were on average 15 killed and 424 injured per year on Norwegian ships. Two people were in average injured/killed each year on inland helicopters, and although this is low compared with other transport sectors, it reflects an accident risk which is high compared with other forms of air transport. risky behaviour, lacking use of protective equipment, fatigue/stress and insufficient safety management systems were common risk factors in the sectors. Our analyses also indicate that framework conditions influence transport safety, and that current databases on work related accidents and risk factors are insufficient.