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Construction Workers Perceptions Toward Safety Culture

Author(s): Andi Andi

Journal: Civil Engineering Dimension
ISSN 1410-9530

Volume: 10;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: construction | accidents | safety culture | construction workers

Efforts to reduce construction accidents can be initiated by building good safety culture. Researches concerning safety culture, however, are still limited. This research aims to empirically gauge worker’s perception toward safety culture in construction projects. Data were obtained through questionnaire survey to three large construction projects in Surabaya. Two hundreds and seven sets of questionnaires were gathered and used for subsequent analyses. Results show that in general workers’ perception toward safety culture are quite good. Further analysis indicates that workers in the three projects have different safety culture perceptions, especially on factors of top management commitment, safety rules and procedures, communication, and worker’s competency.