Discussion of "Developing a Model of Construction Safety Culture” by Rafiq M. Choudhry, Dongping Fang, and Sherif Mohamed
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The concept of safety culture is relatively new in the construction industry; however, it is gaining popularity due to its ability to embrace all perceptional, psychological, behavioral, and managerial factors. To address the lack of a verifiable process to analyze construction safety culture, this technical note presents a robust conceptual model that has its roots firmly entrenched in pertinent academic and applied literature. It provides a critical review of the term "safety culture"; along with distinct yet related concepts (i.e., safety climate, behavior-based safety, and safety system). It also compares the proposed model with available safety culture models in order to demonstrate its applicability in construction site environments.
Journal of Management in Engineering
Building Construction Management and Project Planning