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Title: CULTIVATING SAFETY CULTURE: A BEHAVIOURAL-BASED SAFETY APPROACH
Authors: KOO YING YING
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Teo Ai Lin Evelyn
2011/2012 PFM
BBS indicators checklist
Behavioural-based safety
Construction safety
Safety culture
Singapore
Issue Date: 8-Jun-2012
Citation: KOO YING YING (2012-06-08). CULTIVATING SAFETY CULTURE: A BEHAVIOURAL-BASED SAFETY APPROACH. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: One of the greatest obstacles to achieving high safety standards in Singapore's construction industry lies in insufficient comprehension of how workers' unsafe work behaviour can affect high fatality and accident rates. This study focuses on improving safety performance of construction firms by enhancing their safety culture using a behavioural-based safety (BBS) approach to correct the unsafe behaviour. The research methodology adopted in this study encompassed 12 steps. Exploratory studies were used to formulate the survey questionnaire which was sent out to grade A1 to C3 construction firms. One-sample t-tests were performed on 35 sets of usable data collected. Major findings from the statistical analysis were as follows: (a) attitude of workers and lack of communication between supervisor and workers are the most significant internal and external factor that contribute towards workers' unsafe work behaviour respectively; (b) BBS programs are found to be effective in cultivating strong safety culture of construction firms; and (c) the BBS checklist is found to be useful and applicable in identifying unsafe work behaviour on site. The overall results proved the BBS programs' significance in improving the safety culture of construction firms in Singapore. A framework titled "Proposed BBS intervention model for enhancement of safety culture" and a BBS indicators checklist were constructed and successfully validated by three experts in the construction industry. This framework serves as a guideline for safety management in the industry and its effectiveness increases with long term commitment of all relevant stakeholders.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220397
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