Defining the terms of a ‘whole of industry’ approach to OSH in the construction supply chain

Summary

This project investigated the way that construction industry participants (including clients, designers and other stakeholders) interact to influence occupational health and safety outcomes.

The research identified patterns of interaction and communication that can improve safety in design outcomes in construction projects.

Data was collected in the USA and Australia and international comparisons were made.

Tools were developed to help construction project participants foster shared mental models of safety and work together to improve the likelihood that ‘above the line’ control measures will be implemented for health and safety risks.

Team

  • Helen Lingard
  • Brian Kleiner
  • Nick Blismas
  • Ron Wakefield
  • Rita Peihua Zhang
  • Payam Pirzadeh
  • James Harley

Partners

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – US Federal Government; Submitted with Virginia Tech, US

Publications

Peer-reviewed papers/outputs

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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 - 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.