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Networks of influence [online] : practising safety leadership in low hazard environments

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Internet only - free access
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iv, 58 p.
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Wigston, U.K.: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Year:
2016
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Electronic resource
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Guidance notes and safety standards to improve organisational safety increasingly encourage safety leadership. However, two things still remain unclear: who are safety leaders and what do they do to ensure safety? This study aims to address these questions, looking at low-hazard environments (LHEs) characteristic of service sector organisations.  

The study had the following research objectives:

  • to identify types of safety leadership and to characterise the contexts in which each is displayed
  • to determine the kinds of practices enacted and shaped by safety leaders at different levels in organisations typical of LHEs
  • to discover how the safety leadership practices of individual leaders vary over time in LHEs
  • to reveal the social interaction between workers within organisations operating in LHEs

The OSH landscape project was devised as part of the IOSH research programme, “Health and Safety in a Changing World”.
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