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Lower ASA = Higher Accident Frequency
Personnel = 200

Lower ASA = Higher Accident Frequency

Rail operations personnel (drivers and shunters) were assessed for their Attitudinal Safety Awareness (ASA) and it's relationship to All Injury Frequency Rates (AAFR*).

The one third (33%) of personnel who scored at the higher risk level and the one third (33%) who scored at the average risk level accounted for AAFR's of 465 and 400 respectively. The lower risk one third (33%) of personnel accounted for an AIFR of 255, significantly lower than their higher and average risk collegues.

Clearly, in the rail industry, Attitudinal Safety Awareness (ASA) is a significant identifer and predicator of the attitudes that underlie the unsafe behaviour that leads to more accidents and their resulting injuries.

(See also research on Injuries & Incidents Reported (Near Misses) results from this survey group).

* AAFR = All Accident Frequency Rate
(accidents per one million man hours worked)

 
 
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