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The Impact of Safety Culture on Systemic Risk Management

Gunningham, Neil; Sinclair, Darren

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Notwithstanding impressive gains in occupational safety across the Australian coal mining sector, this research reveals that even within the same company, some mines substantially outperform others in terms of safety outcomes, raising questions as to why, notwithstanding the introduction of sophisticated and systemic risk management mandated by government, such variation still exists. Potential contributory variables are considered (technology, physical environment, management systems), and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGunningham, Neil
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Darren
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:39:13Z
dc.date.available2015-12-07T22:39:13Z
dc.identifier.issn1867-299X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/23768
dc.description.abstractNotwithstanding impressive gains in occupational safety across the Australian coal mining sector, this research reveals that even within the same company, some mines substantially outperform others in terms of safety outcomes, raising questions as to why, notwithstanding the introduction of sophisticated and systemic risk management mandated by government, such variation still exists. Potential contributory variables are considered (technology, physical environment, management systems), and discarded, before examining the role of safety culture. Drawing on qualitative (interviews) and quantitative research (safety statistics and audit results) it was found that distinctive patterns of site and context specific cultural factors emerge that align to safety performance. The article provides insights as to whether, to what extent or in what circumstances site specific cultural variables, served to undermine or reinforce the effectiveness of the company’s overall risk management strategy.
dc.publisherLexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
dc.sourceEuropean Journal of Risk Regulation
dc.titleThe Impact of Safety Culture on Systemic Risk Management
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume5
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor160500 - POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5734898xPUB28
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGunningham, Neil, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSinclair, Darren L, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage505
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage516
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S1867299X00004098S1867299X00004098
dc.date.updated2020-12-27T07:38:39Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85016084986
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