Rail operations personnel (drivers and shunters) were assessed for their Attitudinal Safety Awareness (ASA) and it's relationship to All Injury Frequency Rates (AIFR*).
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 AIFR's of 330 and 220 respectively. The lower risk one third (33%) of personnel accounted for an AIFR of 150, significantly lower than their higher and average risk collegues.
Clearly, in the rail industry, Attitudinal Safety Awarness (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 Accidents & Incidents Reported (Near Misses) results from this survey group).
* AIFR = All Injury Frequency Rate
(injuries per one million man hours worked)