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)