th It is our great privilege and honor to present the proceedings of the 18 International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT), held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, China on 16-18 July 2009. th The 18 ISTTT is jointly organized by the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies and Department of Civil and Structural Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The ISTTT series is the main gathering for the world's transportation and traffic theorists, and those who are interested in contributing to or gaining a deep understanding of traffic and transportation phenomena in order to better plan, design and manage the transportation system. Although it embraces a wide range of topics, from traffic flow theories and demand modeling to road safety and logistics and supply chain modeling, the ISTTT is hallmarked by its intellectual innovation, research and development excellence in the treatment of real-world transportation and traffic problems. The ISTTT prides itself in the extremely high quality of its proceedings. Previous ISTTT conferences were held in Warren, Michigan (1959), London (1963), New York (1965), Karlsruhe (1968), Berkeley, California (1971), Sydney (1974), Kyoto (1977), Toronto (1981), Delft (1984), Cambridge, Massachusetts (1987), Yokohama (1990), Berkeley, California (1993), Lyon (1996), Jerusalem (1999), Adelaide (2002), College Park, Maryland (2005), and London (2007). th th This 18 ISTTT celebrates the 50 Anniversary of this premier conference series.
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Should we really accept road trauma as collateral damage from daily road use? Eliminating Serious Injury and Death from Road Transport: A Crisis of Complacency explores why societies and their elected leaders view traffic safety as a (relatively) minor problem. It examines the changes in the culture of road use that need to occur if this public health problem is to be effectively resolved.
The book dispels the myths that currently drive societies' (misguided) view of traffic safety-the bad behavior myth and the official myth that everything that can be done is being done-and how these myths limit progress in reducing death and serious injury. It presents current scientific knowledge and draws parallels with other areas of public safety and health. The book draws on examples from the media and from public policy debates to paint a clear picture of a flawed public policy approach. It presents a model for a preventive medicine approach to traffic safety policy to get beyond an ego-centric culture to a communal safety culture.
During the 1990s there were two major developments to the Common EU Maritime Transport Policy (CMTP): the establishment of European Union policies on safe seas and on shortsea shipping respectively. This book critically analyzes and appraises these and other developments to the CMTP in this period, while also studying policy Europeanization. It focuses on both the economic environment of maritime transport and the interaction of policy makers and organized interests during the policy-making process, with an emphasis on the political dimensions. By developing an innovative economic model, the book examines the ways in which governmental and non-governmental policy makers and their ideas interact within the EU's structure and dynamics, and shows how these factors account for why, when and how the specific common EU policy has developed.
Environmental and Workplace Safety A Guide for University, Hospital, and School Managers James T. O'Reilly Philip Hagan Peter de la Cruz Environmental and Workplace Safety is the first book to provide health, safety, and environmental managers at health care and educational organizations with the comprehensive and up-to-date regulatory and compliance information needed to avoid costly penalties and litigation. It also offers sound guidance on how managers, with the aid of consultants and legal counsel, can develop cost-effective safety and environmental programs to comply with OSHA, DOT, and EPA standards. Environmental and Workplace Safety defines the regulatory problems facing nonprofit organizations and the types of liability their managers and employees are exposed to--since contrary to popular belief, nonprofits are not exempt from compliance and enforcement. Bringing together widely scattered information, this essential resource addresses a wide range of workplace-risk issues, and explains the institution's liability if regulations are violated Coverage includes:<br> * General building safety concerns such as indoor air, lead, asbestos, and electrical safety<br> * Groundwater issues such as underground storage tanks and industrial effluents<br> * Biologically hazardous waste and other laboratory hazards<br> * Air pollution permits required under Title V<br> * OSHA-mandated safety training for a facility's workers and students<br> In addition, this convenient handbook alerts managers to newer potential sources of liability, such as the accidental release of viruses and bacteria in biotechnology experiments, injuries caused by an institution's waste, rapes and assaults in unsafe dormitories and parking lots, and community opposition to hospital and college zoning requests. In each case, the book gives managers cost-effective compliance solutions to these problems to prevent the expensive litigation and negative publicity they can engender. Finally, Environmental and Workplace Safety fosters a new understanding of the importance of safety and environmental professionals within their organizations, enhancing their status and increasing their ability to obtain the resources they need to do their jobs more effectively.
The national reports in Transport Law deal with transport law in its broadest sense: jurisdiction, state immunity, & the main sources of transport law. With reference to maritime law, the reader will find information on the legal status of the vessel, its acquisition, ownership, & registration. Other topics discussed: maritime liens & mortgages, the position of master & crew, liability & limitation of liability (L.L.M.C. Convention 1976), charter parties & Transport under Bill of Lading (Hague-Visby Rules), transport by air (Warsaw Convention & related conventions), transport by rail (C.O.T.I.F. Convention), & inland navigation. A special chapter covers Multimodal Transport. Finally, European Union (EU) Competition Law in the field of transport is discussed. Current national monographs include Austria, Belgium, New Zealand, Philippines, & Switzerland. International monographs address the following topics: marine pollution, salvage, the Hamburg Rules as well as the U.N. Convention on Multimodal Transport, the limitation of liability for maritime claims (the L.L.M.C. 1976 Convention) as well as the position of the international maritime organisation (I.M.O.) the Comite Maritime International (CMI) & Bimco. Update frequency: 4-6 supplements per year.