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Article: Behaviour-based safety management in Hong Kong's construction industry: The results of a field study

TitleBehaviour-based safety management in Hong Kong's construction industry: The results of a field study
Authors
KeywordsBehaviour-based methods
Feedback
Goal setting
Intervention
Motivation
Safety
Issue Date1998
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01446193.asp
Citation
Construction Management And Economics, 1998, v. 16 n. 4, p. 481-488 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong's construction industry has had a poor site safety record for over a decade. Behaviour-based methods of safety management (BSM) have proved successful in other industries and in other countries. Hence, this study aimed to test the effectiveness of BSM by applying goal-setting and feedback interventions to specific areas of safety performance on Hong Kong Housing Authority construction sites. Using a within-group experimental design and with the use of a proportional rating safety measurement instrument, data were collected on the effectiveness of BSM on Hong Kong sites. The data were recognized as time series data; this has been a serious methodological oversight in much previous research. The data were analysed using autoregressive moving averages models, and the results were mixed in that a significant improvement in safety performance occurred in the housekeeping category of intervention but no improvement was observed in the access to heights and bamboo scaffolding categories. Based on these results a goal setting/expectancy theory model of site safety improvement has been synthesized, and the lack of provision of an adequate safety infrastructure has been identified as a serious impediment to improvement.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81962
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.967
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dc.description.abstractHong Kong's construction industry has had a poor site safety record for over a decade. Behaviour-based methods of safety management (BSM) have proved successful in other industries and in other countries. Hence, this study aimed to test the effectiveness of BSM by applying goal-setting and feedback interventions to specific areas of safety performance on Hong Kong Housing Authority construction sites. Using a within-group experimental design and with the use of a proportional rating safety measurement instrument, data were collected on the effectiveness of BSM on Hong Kong sites. The data were recognized as time series data; this has been a serious methodological oversight in much previous research. The data were analysed using autoregressive moving averages models, and the results were mixed in that a significant improvement in safety performance occurred in the housekeeping category of intervention but no improvement was observed in the access to heights and bamboo scaffolding categories. Based on these results a goal setting/expectancy theory model of site safety improvement has been synthesized, and the lack of provision of an adequate safety infrastructure has been identified as a serious impediment to improvement.en_HK
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dc.subjectBehaviour-based methodsen_HK
dc.subjectFeedbacken_HK
dc.subjectGoal settingen_HK
dc.subjectInterventionen_HK
dc.subjectMotivationen_HK
dc.subjectSafetyen_HK
dc.titleBehaviour-based safety management in Hong Kong's construction industry: The results of a field studyen_HK
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