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Safety in construction: A comprehensive description of the characteristics of high safety standards in construction work, from the combined perspective of supervisors and experienced workers

Författare och institution:
Marianne Törner (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa); Anders Pousette (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa)
Publicerad i:
Journal of Safety Research, 40 ( 6 ) s. 399–409
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Introduction: The often applied engineering approach to safety management in the construction industry needs to be supplemented by organizational measures and measures based on how people conceive and react to their social environment. This requires in-depth knowledge of the broad preconditions for high safety standards in construction. The aim of the study was to comprehensively describe the preconditions and components of high safety standards in the construction industry from the perspective of both experienced construction workers and first-line managers. Method: Five worker safety representatives and 19 first-line managers were interviewed, all strategically selected from within a large Swedish construction project. Phenomenographic methodology was used for data acquisition and analysis and to categorize the information. nine informants verified the results. Results: The study identified four main categories of work safety preconditions and components: (1) Project characteristics and nature of the work, which set the limits of safety management; (2) Organization and structures, with the subcategories planning, work roles, procedures, and resources; (3) Collective values, norms, and behaviors, with the subcategories climate and culture, and interaction and cooperation; and (4) Individual competence and attitudes, with the subcategories knowledge, ability and experience, and individual attitudes.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Psykologi ->
Tillämpad psykologi
Occupational safety, Safety culture, Safety climate, Safety management, Trust, Construction industry
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Posten skapad:
2009-10-09 08:58
Posten ändrad:
2012-06-05 15:36

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