publication . Other literature type . Article . 2000

Assessing safety culture in offshore environments

Alistair Cheyne; Sue Cox;
  • Published: 01 Feb 2000
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
This paper discusses a joint industry and UK Health and Safety Executive research project on the assessment of safety culture in offshore environments. It particularly describes the development of a safety culture assessment methodology which is based on a systems approach to organisational culture. This approach combines a number of assessment methods, such as: questionnaires, focus groups, behavioural observations and situational audits, to describe and explore the efficacy of health and safety management systems. The evidence produced by these methods are complementary rather than alternatives and provide different views of organisational health and safety cu...
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Safety Research, Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality, Occupational safety and health, Management system, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Audit, Poison control, Organisation climate, Engineering, Health management system, Management, Organizational culture, Safety culture
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