Community road safety initiatives for the minerals industry

Horberry, Tim, Harris, Jill, Shi, Meng, Kirsch, Philipp, Rifkin, Will and Harris, Andrew (2014) Community road safety initiatives for the minerals industry. Minerals, 4 1: 1-16. doi:10.3390/min4010001

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Author Horberry, Tim
Harris, Jill
Shi, Meng
Kirsch, Philipp
Rifkin, Will
Harris, Andrew
Title Community road safety initiatives for the minerals industry
Journal name Minerals   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2075-163X
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/min4010001
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher M D P I AG
Language eng
Abstract Major companies in the minerals industry are increasingly recognizing that their operations have an impact in the wider community. Regarding transportation issues, this impact extends beyond purely the safety of company vehicle fleets to consideration of Community Road Safety (CRS) concerns, which address the driving, walking, and riding practices of community members in a locale with increased heavy vehicle traffic. Our assessment here of national and international trends in approaches to road safety awareness and associated road safety strategies is meant to inform companies in the minerals industry of developments that can influence the design of their road safety initiatives. The review begins by considering the overall road safety context and the dominant “safe systems” framework employed internationally. Thereafter, it considers what is typically included in CRS initiatives for the minerals industry. Three case studies are then presented to highlight approaches that feature exemplary collaboration, design, implementation, or impact. Thereafter, we analyze lessons learnt by key researchers and practitioners in the CRS field. Finally, we conclude that best CRS practices for the minerals industry rely on eleven factors, including for example collaboration with local entities and stepwise implementation.
Keyword Safe systems
Mining
Minerals industry
Road safety
Community
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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Created: Mon, 23 Dec 2013, 19:24:17 EST by Dr Tim Horberry on behalf of Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre