Review and adopt a tool for measuring safety climate in international construction projects

Ran Gao, Ping Chuen Chan, Wahyudi P. Utama, Hafiz Zahoor

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Abstract

The construction industry is deemed to be one of the most dangerous industries worldwide due to its special characteristics of production process. Globalization has brought about an increasing number of construction companies involving themselves in the international construction market. Due to involvement of participants from different countries and regions, international construction projects possess complexities from national, organizational and individual perspectives which may affect construction safety management adversely and lead to unsatisfactory safety performance. Safety climate, defined as "a unified set of cognitions regarding the safety aspects of the organization", is often considered to be a predictor of safety behavior and performance. After conducting a comprehensive review of existing literature related to safety climate measurement in construction sector, this study highlights several conditions for selecting suitable safety climate instruments specific in international construction projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISEC 2015 - 8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImplementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management
PublisherISEC Press
Pages1273-1278
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780996043717
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Implementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management, ISEC 2015 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 23 Nov 201528 Nov 2015

Conference

Conference8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Implementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management, ISEC 2015
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period23/11/1528/11/15

Keywords

  • Filter conditions
  • Industry perspectives
  • Review
  • Safety culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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