Construction safety : development of an assessment tool to reduce risk on building sites
Biggs, Herbert C., Biggs, Sarah E., & Wishart, Darren E. (2011) Construction safety : development of an assessment tool to reduce risk on building sites. In Proceedings of 9th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Qld.
Australian construction and building workers are exposed to serious workplace risks - including injury, illness and death - and although there have been improvements in occupational health and safety (OHS) performance over the past 20 years, the injury and fatality rate in the Australian construction industry remains a matter of concern. The concept of safety culture is rapidly being adopted in the industry, including recognising the critical role that organisational leaders play in overall safety performance. This paper reviews recent research in construction safety leadership and provides some examples and applications relevant to risk reduction in the workforce. By focusing on developing safety competency in those that fulfil safety critical roles, and clearly articulating the relevant safety management tasks, leaders can positively influence the organisation’s safety culture. Finally, some promising research on Safety Effectiveness Indicators (SEIs) may be an industry-friendly solution to reducing workplace risks across the industry, by providing a credible, accurate, and timely measure of safety performance.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||workplace risks , construction safety leadership , risk reduction|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||13 Jul 2011 09:38|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2012 21:14|
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