Perspectives on safety culture

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Title Perspectives on safety culture
Author Glendon, Ian
Journal Name Safety Science
Year Published 2000
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier Science
Abstract Overviewing selected elements from the literature, this paper locates the notion of safety culture within its parent concept of organisational culture. A distinction is drawn between functionalist and interpretive perspectives on organisational culture. The terms culture' and climate' are clarified as they are typically applied to organisations and to safety. A contrast is drawn between strategic top down and data-driven bottom up approaches to human factors as an illustrative aspect of safety. A safety case study is used to illustrate two measurement approaches. Key issues for future study include valid measurement of safety culture and developing methods to adequately represent mechanisms through which safety culture might influence, and be influenced by, other safety factors.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2000 Elsevier : Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher : This journal is available online - use hypertext links.
Volume 34 (1-3)
Page from 193
Page to 214
ISSN 0925-7535
Date Accessioned 2001-01-01
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Behavioural Basis of Health; Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Subject Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Publication Type Article in Scholarly Refereed Journal
Publication Type Code c1

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