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Document ID (ISN)104951
CIS number 06-333
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Oughton N.
Title Film and television production: A risky business
Bibliographic information Feb. 2005, Vol.21, No.1, p.23-31. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract This study investigated levels of compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation in the film and television industry in the Australian state of Queensland. A questionnaire was distributed to workers in production companies and to freelance operators. Findings based on 100 responses reveal that many practitioners lack an understanding of OSH practices, fail to implement OSH programs, rarely conduct risk assessments, only sporadically provide OSH information and training and demonstrate low OSH morale. It is suggested that partnerships between industry, unions and educational institutions may provide the best method for improving the poor OSH culture in the industry.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; risk factors; film industry; Queensland
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; questionnaire survey; disobeying safety instructions; enforcement; television studios
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Entertainment services and sports
Safety culture and safety consciousness