Influences on subcontractor OHS management outcomes in construction

The research monitored the implementation of a series of management interventions designed to improve subcontractor safety performance on Australian construction sites. At the same time the influence on safety performance and subcontractor attitudes and perceptions of risk based on feedback, strong management commitment, and improvement in documented safety systems, was assessed. International and Australian practices in subcontractor occupational health and safety (OHS) management were identified to determine weaknesses in Australian construction industry practices. Traditional OHS outcome performance levels based on injury rates failed to correspond with the performance levels determined by the behaviour-based positive performance measurement technique used. The research findings identified that a mix of PPIs and traditional outcome measures provided the basis for improved OHS performance appraisal of a construction project. (a) Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the School of Safety Science.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New South Wales

    School of Risk and Safety Sciences
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2052
  • Authors:
    • TRETHEWY, R
  • Publication Date: 2002

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 258P

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01011298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:00PM