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dc.contributor.authorWhiteoak, John W
dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Sherif
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-14T00:52:38Z
dc.date.available2018-09-14T00:52:38Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0001-4575
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aap.2015.11.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141559
dc.description.abstractSystems thinking is a philosophy currently prevalent within construction safety literature that is applied to understand and improve safety in sociotechnical systems. Among systems, the site-project organizational system is of particular interest to this paper. Using focus group and survey feedback research to learn about how safety incidents effect levels of construction workers engagement this paper reveals how a safety incident provides an opportunity to create a potential quality (productivity) upgrade within an organization. The research approach involved a qualitative study involving 27 frontline supervisors and a follow-up survey completed by 207 frontline workers in the Australian Asphalt and Pavement Industry. The focus group interviews supported the articulation of the concepts of tacit safety, explicit safety, situational awareness, foresight ability, practical intelligence and crew synergy. Our findings indicate that having regular shift changes and other job site workers being fatigued are influential on perceptions of tacit safety. An individual's foresight ability was found to be the most potent predictor of worker perceptions of work engagement. The paper explains that relatively small improvements in worker perceptions of safety can bring about significant improvements in employee engagement and productivity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom291
dc.relation.ispartofpageto298
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
dc.relation.ispartofvolume93
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCivil Engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial and Community Psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransportation and Freight Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090599
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170113
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1507
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleEmployee engagement, boredom and frontline construction workers feeling safe in their workplace
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorMohamed, Sherif A.


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