Workplace Health & Safety Culture

Summary

A critical review of the literature relating to organisational culture and workplace safety was conducted.

The review considered cultural influences on workplace safety emerging from national culture, industry and organisational values and practices. 

A workplace Health and Safety Culture Framework was developed. The framework comprises nine components which were each defined with detailed reference to the research literature. An organisational culture maturity continuum was developed to enable organisations to plot the development of their organisational culture in relation to the nine components.

Team

  • Helen Lingard
  • Rita Peihua Zhang
  • James Harley
  • Nick Blismas
  • Ron Wakefield

Partners

  • Australian Constructors Association

Testimonial

The construction industry is complex and difficult to influence to change, however it touches the lives of many Australians and is critical to the national economy now more so than ever. The work of the RMIT team in the face of this complexity and the structural barriers to change is not only valuable but highly commendable.

Publications

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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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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.