Special Issue "Resilient Safety Culture"

A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
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Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Sherif Mohamed
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD 4222, Australia
Interests: construction sustainability; workplace health and safety; process improvement; project leadership
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Dr. Sherif Mostafa
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Co-Guest Editor
School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Parklands Drive, Southport, QLD 4222, Australia
Interests: digital engineering; digital information asset management; simulation of engineering and construction systems; modular; pre-fabrication construction; virtual building; BIM; lifecycle visualisation; user experience and the IoT; value engineering and agile project management methodologies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Guest Editor is inviting submissions to a Special issue of Safety on the subject area of “Resilient Safety Culture”—a concept that has been attracting attention among both scholars and practitioners. This concept reflects and explains how an organisation’s psychological, behavioural, and contextual capabilities can be used to anticipate, monitor, respond, and learn in order to better manage safety risks. Having a resilient safety culture means continuously improving processes by committed staff who systematically cope with the complexity and unpredictability of today’s business environment.

This Special Issue aims to gather and present contemporary perspectives on developing a resilient safety culture in the workplace, where safety systems, culture, and resilience converge. Authors are encouraged to submit original theoretical and/or empirical work (including case studies). Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Resilient safety culture: meaning and understanding;
  • Engineering resilience into safety management systems;
  • Resilience and transforming safety practices;
  • Human performance and resilience;
  • Developing resilient safety culture;
  • Promoting resilience in the context of safety;
  • Ability to learn and anticipate;
  • Resilience culture and safety performance;
  • Communicating for resilience and safety;
  • Cultivating resilience across multiple organisational levels;
  • Creating resilience in an industry or system;
  • Organisational resilience.

Prof. Sherif Mohamed
Dr. Sherif Mostafa
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Safety is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Resilience
  • Safety culture
  • Safety practices
  • Adaptation
  • Complexity
  • Resilience situations
  • Organizational response
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Behavioural capabilities
  • Psychological capabilities
  • Social mechanisms

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Safety Climate and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Investigation on Safety Perceptions among Farmers in Italy
Safety 2021, 7(3), 52; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7030052 - 02 Jul 2021
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The diffusion of the COVID-19 pandemic has generated numerous interventions aimed at reducing the contagion by means of specific prevention measures, also characterized by stricter occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures at the workplace. To better understand how this novel working context has [...] Read more.
The diffusion of the COVID-19 pandemic has generated numerous interventions aimed at reducing the contagion by means of specific prevention measures, also characterized by stricter occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures at the workplace. To better understand how this novel working context has impacted on farmers’ safety behavior and attitude, a safety climate assessment was carried out by means of the Nordic Safety Climate Questionnaire (NOSACQ-50), which was augmented to include specific items related to the modifications of working conditions due to COVID-19. This allowed us to analyze changes in safety climate perceptions, pointing out worker-manager discrepancies in safety behavior and attitude. Additionally, the COVID-19 questionnaire contributed to analyzing the effects of the specific OHS measures due to the pandemic from the workers’ standpoint. Results showed that concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic have augmented the attention paid to OHS, demonstrating a correlation between the safety climate dimensions and the OHS measures due to COVID-19. Besides, farmers’ risk-taking behavior and attitude appeared still critical, highlighting the need for more specific and contextual interventions in terms of safety information and training. Overall, this study aims to expand knowledge on shared safety awareness and perceptions in the COVID-19 period. Full article
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Impact of Construction Safety Culture and Construction Safety Climate on Safety Behavior and Safety Motivation
Safety 2021, 7(2), 41; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7020041 - 18 May 2021
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The construction industry is known for its disappointing safety performance. Therefore, rethinking current safety management frameworks is crucial. This study assesses a newly proposed construction safety culture and climate framework that aims to overcome the present ambiguity in the definitions and measurement of [...] Read more.
The construction industry is known for its disappointing safety performance. Therefore, rethinking current safety management frameworks is crucial. This study assesses a newly proposed construction safety culture and climate framework that aims to overcome the present ambiguity in the definitions and measurement of construction safety culture and construction safety climate. The goal is to provide a practical construction safety culture and safety climate framework that fits the construction industry’s needs. A survey was designed to validate the proposed framework and assess its influence on safety behavior and safety motivation. The survey was completed by 275 construction practitioners. The findings suggest that the construction safety culture initiates and maintains the construction safety climate. Similarly, the construction safety culture, which is represented by the actions of upper management and safety personnel, significantly contributes to higher levels of safety behavior and safety motivation, whereas the construction safety climate does not. Accordingly, this study highlights the importance of the construction safety culture’s influence on overall workplace culture. This study’s contribution to the body of knowledge is critical to improving construction workplaces’ overall safety performance. The findings can be strategically used by construction firms to address the construction industry’s higher rates of fatal and nonfatal injuries. Finally, the results obtained support the newly proposed framework of construction safety culture and climate, which, in turn, helps the industry better manage overall site safety. Full article
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