TCRP Releases Center Co-authored Report on Improving the Health and Safety of Transit Workers
Posted December 2020
The Transportation Research Board’s Transit Cooperative Research Program recently released Research Report 217: Improving the Health and Safety of Transit Workers with Corresponding Impacts on the Bottom Line. The Center contributed to this research project led by Econometrica Inc., providing valuable insights into the industry and knowledge of best practices in the field. Transit workers experience more health and safety problems than the general workforce, primarily as a result of a combination of physical demands, environmental factors, and stresses related to their jobs. This report focuses on the prevalence of these conditions, costs associated with these conditions, and statistical analysis of data on participation in and the results of health and wellness promotion programs.
The study is now available for download via the following link: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/181560.aspx. Components include the study, the executive summary, and a presentation geared to decision-makers.
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