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Document ID (ISN)69685
CIS number 97-1490
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Harper A.C., et al.
Title Curtin industrial safety trial: Managerial behavior and program effectiveness
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.24, No.3, p.173-179. 16 ref.
Abstract Behaviour-based safety has been found universally efficacious when evaluated under controlled conditions. The Curtin Trial (CIS 97-1489) aimed to test the general acceptability of behaviour-based safety in Australian industry. A 50% failure rate was observed. Field notes taken in the course of 325 hours of participant observation during implementation of behaviour-based safety in 9 work areas were analyzed qualitatively and categorized. These data were compared with statistical results of the safety programme's effectiveness in improving safe practices and good housekeeping. Nine dimensions of managerial behaviour were associated with programme effectiveness. A relatively small number of studies investigating organizational characteristics and safety have found generally similar social environmental features to those observed in this study. Behaviour-based safety appears to be effective only in organizations with recognizable managerial styles.
Descriptors (primary) human behaviour; role of management; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) Australia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s)
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Psychological factors