Reducing workplace safety incidents : bridging the gap between safety culture theory and practice

Jebb, Sarah E. (2015) Reducing workplace safety incidents : bridging the gap between safety culture theory and practice. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis explored safety culture in a large Australasian construction and mining organisation, with a view to understanding how theory and practice can be integrated to improve safety culture and related outcomes within the industry. The research comprised three studies that investigated the relationship between safety culture, safety motivation, leadership and safety behaviour, and examined differences in perceptions of safety culture across the organisation. Research methodologies and samples included a modified Delphi method with safety leaders (n=41), a quantitative survey with a cross-section of the organisation (n=2,957), and group interviews with frontline supervisors and workers (n=29).

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ID Code: 81626
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Banks, Tamara, Davey, Jeremy, & Watson, Barry
Keywords: Construction industry, Mining industry, Safety culture, Safety climate, Safety motivation, Safety behaviour, Safety performance, Safety leaders, Organisational culture, Workplace incidents
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
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 27 Feb 2015 05:55
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:36

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