Changing Construction Safety Culture and Improving Safety Outcomes by Design Thinking and Co-Production: Research Proposal and Preliminary Results

Patrick ZOU, David MARSH, Mark EVANS, Jerry Howard

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    This paper argues that in order to change construction safety culture and further improve construction safety performance, construction safety research needs to look beyond the traditional research methods and processes, which are generally supported by standard surveys and/or interviews for data collection. This paper presents a research proposal and preliminary results in which the principles of design thinking, in combination with knowledge co-production processes, are applied to the development of an integrated construction safety model. In such a co-production research process, the key stakeholders are engaged from the beginning of the research, and their knowledge and perspectives are constantly fed back to the research as it progresses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of CIB W099 International Conference Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety
    EditorsRadhlinah Aulin, Asa Ek
    Place of PublicationSweden
    PublisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9789176230053
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventCIB W099 International Health and Safety Conference - Lund, Sweden
    Duration: 2 Jun 20143 Jun 2014


    ConferenceCIB W099 International Health and Safety Conference

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