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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