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A Cluster of Mistrust: Safety in the Mining Industry

Gunningham, Neil; Sinclair, Darren


This article examines the relationship between mistrust, adversarial industrial relations and safety performance in 10 Australian coal mines, across three mining companies. Based on case study research and company safety data, the article identifies a 'cluster of characteristics' closely associated with the formation of mistrust, and examines the negative impact such characteristics can have on safety performance. The article considers the broader ramifications of these findings for non-mining...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Industrial Relations
DOI: 10.1177/0022185611409112
Access Rights: Open Access


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