Safety culture at a local organisation

Nugrahanti, Ayu and Davis-Ngatai , Priscilla S.T. (2018) Safety culture at a local organisation. Applied Management Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, Wintec.

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New Zealand is facing a serious issue each week, there are 16 loved ones who cannot go home due to occupational health and safety related accidents and diseases; each year, on average we lose 600-900 people to workplace health and safety related incidents and illnesses. This shows that businesses have not been taking health and safety as seriously as they should have been, often at the cost of their own human capital. Therefore, this research project aims to prevent this from happening at a Local Organisation through the identification of the organisation’s current state of safety culture, the identification of changes needed to be made in order to improve their safety culture, and suggestions of how to sustain those changes so that the Local Organisation could accomplish a strong and sustainable safety culture that is beyond compliance within five years’ time. The method of data collection utilised to achieve this research aim was interviews with the staff members of the organisation. Tentative results from the analysis of the data gathered from the interviews at this stage indicate that the Local Organisation has signs of weak safety culture that are correlated to the values they have adopted, and basic assumptions held by the members of the organisation. To improve this situation, the implementation of a five-year safety culture change plan is recommended.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:occupational health and safety, accidents, diseases, illnesses, cultural safety
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:6226
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Deposited On:18 Oct 2018 01:04
Last Modified:19 Dec 2018 21:42

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