An investigation of supervisory practices for improving occupational health and safety behaviour in construction teams: a cross level experimental analysis

Summary

This project examined the way in which subcontracted workgroups in the construction industry develop distinct safety climates that drive their safety practices and performance. These group safety climates are shaped by the leadership styles and behaviours of frontline supervisors.

The research showed that providing frontline supervisors with safety leadership capability can create strong and supportive safety climates in subcontracted workgroups in the Australian construction industry.

Team

  • Helen Lingard
  • Nick Blismas
  • Ron Wakefield

Partners

  • ARC Linkage Project       
  • Baulderstone Pty Ltd
  • Roads and Traffic Authority (NSW)

Publications

Peer-reviewed papers/outputs

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.