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Title: HOW CAN SAFETY CULTURE HELP TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF WORKPLACE FATALITIES IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN SINGAPORE
Authors: LIM HUI PENG
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Teo Ai Lin Evelyn
2012/2013 PFM
Framework
Number of fatalities
Safety culture
Safety performance
Workplace safety and health (WSH)
Issue Date: 27-Dec-2012
Citation: LIM HUI PENG (2012-12-27). HOW CAN SAFETY CULTURE HELP TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF WORKPLACE FATALITIES IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Safety is a primary concern in construction industry. Although the introduction of Workplace Safety and Health act (WSH) has improved the overall WSH performance, construction industry contributes the highest number of fatalities as compared to other industries. Hence, it is crucial to tackle the safety issue in the construction industry in order to meet the vision of WSH 2018. The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between safety culture and safety performance in the workplace in order to reduce the number of fatalities in construction industry in Singapore. The hypotheses of this paper are H1: Safety culture has an impact on safety performance, H2: The awareness of safety culture has an impact on the level of safety culture within an organization and H3: The existence of implementation framework of safety culture has an impact on the level of safety culture within an organization. A comprehensive set of questionnaire is developed and sent to selected contractors to collect data. The data collected are analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software which includes descriptive analysis and statistical analysis such as standard tests and measures, regression and correlation. The overall result has shown that both the awareness of safety culture and strength of safety culture in an organization have a direct relationship with safety performance. The CERA framework is developed to guide the contractor firms in creating positive safety culture within an organization. It is believed that the implementation of this framework will enhance on the overall safety performance so as to reduce the fatalities rate. The limitations faced in this study include the low response rate and omission of the discussion of other factors that affect the firms’ safety performance.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222676
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