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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of CIB W099 International Conference Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety|
|Editors||Radhlinah Aulin, Asa Ek|
|Place of Publication||Sweden|
|Publisher||International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||CIB W099 International Health and Safety Conference - Lund, Sweden|
Duration: 2 Jun 2014 → 3 Jun 2014
|Conference||CIB W099 International Health and Safety Conference|
|Period||2/06/14 → 3/06/14|
ZOU, P., MARSH, D., EVANS, M., & Howard, J. (2014). Changing Construction Safety Culture and Improving Safety Outcomes by Design Thinking and Co-Production: Research Proposal and Preliminary Results. In R. Aulin, & A. Ek (Eds.), Proceedings of CIB W099 International Conference Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety (pp. 126-137). Sweden: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.