Toward a safety culture model for small construction organizations

Ashtarout Ammar, Zamaan Al-Shabbani, Gabriel Dadi

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Abstract

Large construction organizations have the leverage to develop and implement robust safety systems to improve their safety performance and enhance their overall safety culture. However, this is not the case with small construction organizations, where safety systems and safety culture foundations are almost non-existent or minimal. In addition to the absence of safety resources and systems, significant barriers hinder the safety performance of small construction organizations that are evaluating tender submissions based on the lowest bid price accompanied by the fierce competition and lack of safety commitment from construction clients. This paper's primary contribution is to propose and develop a robust and feasible safety culture model for small construction organizations to improve their safety performance. Improving small organizations' safety performance requires collaboration with construction clients, and large construction organizations, and general contractors. The collaboration from different stakeholders is vital to generate a comprehensive safety culture framework to lead small construction organizations to better safety performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2022
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Safety, Workforce, and Education - Selected Papers from Construction Research Congress 2022
EditorsFarrokh Jazizadeh, Tripp Shealy, Michael J. Garvin
Pages356-365
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784483985
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventConstruction Research Congress 2022: Health and Safety, Workforce, and Education, CRC 2022 - Arlington, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2022Mar 12 2022

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2022: Health and Safety, Workforce, and Education - Selected Papers from Construction Research Congress 2022
Volume4-D

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2022: Health and Safety, Workforce, and Education, CRC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityArlington
Period3/9/223/12/22

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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