Safety climate, safety management practice and safety performance in offshore environments

Kathryn Jane Mearns, S. Whitaker, Rhona Flin

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Abstract

Safety climate surveys were conducted on 13 offshore oil and gas installations in separate years (N = 682 and 806, respectively), with nine installations common to both years. In addition. data on safety management practices were collected by questionnaire from senior management on eight installations in each year. The associations between management practices and climate scores with official accident statistics and self-reported accident involvement were tested via a series of hypotheses. Associations were found between certain safety climate scales and official accident statistics and also the proportion of respondents reporting an accident in the previous 12 months. Proficiency in some safety management practices was associated with lower official accident rates and fewer respondents reporting accidents. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-680
Number of pages39
JournalSafety Science
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • offshore industry
  • safety climate
  • health & safety management
  • safety performance
  • OCCUPATIONAL-SAFETY
  • WORKPLACE SAFETY
  • CULTURE
  • ACCIDENTS
  • BEHAVIOR
  • MODEL
  • ATTITUDES
  • INDUSTRY
  • ORGANIZATIONS
  • PROGRAM

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