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Constructing Safety Training: Foundations of Attitudes and Perceptions of the Construction Site Supervisor

Hubner, Marilyn (2016) Constructing Safety Training: Foundations of Attitudes and Perceptions of the Construction Site Supervisor. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Safety-training interventions are common across all Australian workplaces due to the legislative requirement to provide a safe working environment. As a safety practitioner, I often work with workers who are forced to attend training programs and, as a consequence, do not want to participate. In my ten years of delivering safety training, attitudes of ‘boring’, ‘irrelevant’, and ‘already know it all’ are common barriers to effective training. My investigation into the construction industry sought to unearth the foundational principles that determine attitudes and perceptions of supervisors toward safety training, and trace the impact that these attitudes have on organisational values and safety practice. I sought to reveal how the attitudes and perceptions of construction site supervisors can be mediated to produce effective safety-training situations and, as such, move toward reducing the injuries and fatalities that plague the construction industry.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: OHS, commercial construction industry, Australia, workplace learning, managers, training interventions improvement, training programs
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 29 May 2017 02:20
Last Modified: 29 May 2017 02:20
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/33652
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