Safety effectiveness indicators (SEI's): measuring construction industry safety performance

Dingsdag, Donald P., Biggs, Herbert C., & Cipolla, Dean (2008) Safety effectiveness indicators (SEI's): measuring construction industry safety performance. In Thomas, Jason & Piekkala-Fletcher, Amy (Eds.) Third International Conference of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation – Clients Driving Innovation: Benefiting from Innovation, 12-14 March, 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.

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The current application of Positive Perfromance Indicators (PPI's) in the construction industry largely measures numbers of disparate safety activities. Generally they are seen by industry as not providing generalizable indicators of safety effectiveness and uptake by industry has been generally poor. This paper outlines a new concept of Safety Effectiveness Indicators (SEI's) which incorporate desired safety behaviours as necessary elements of safety culture and safety performance.

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ID Code: 15438
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: PPI's, SEI's, lag indicators, safety performance measurement, CRC for Construction Innovation, Extension Program, Project 2007-005-EP : Safety Effectiveness Indicators
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
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Deposited On: 04 Nov 2008 00:00
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