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Safety leadership in the construction industry

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Title: Safety leadership in the construction industry
Other Titles: Managing safety at Swedish and Danish construction sites
Authors: Grill, Martin
Issue Date: 2-Jan-2018
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Grill et al. Approaching safety in the Swedish and Danish construction industry: professionals’ perceptions of safety culture differences. Safety Science Monitor. 2015;19(2):1–17.

II. Grill et al. Supervisors and teachers’ influence on expectations on empowering leadership among students in vocational education and training. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training. 2017;9(2):1–15.

III. Grill et al. Safety leadership at construction sites: the importance of rule oriented and participative leadership. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. 2017;43(4):375–384.

IV. Grill et al. Construction site managers' leadership practices and their influence on safety climate: an observational study of transformational, active transactional and passive/avoidant leadership. Submitted manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2018-01-26
Disputation: Hörsal Europa, Konferenscentrum Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20A, den 26 januari, klockan 9:00.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: occupational safety
safety leadership
construction manager
participative leadership
rule-oriented leadership
transformational leadership
transactional leadership
passive leadership
safety climate
Abstract: The overall aim of this thesis was to identify and describe essential components of safety leadership behavior in the construction industry in Sweden and Denmark. The methods used were semi-structured interviews, cross-sectional and longitudinal questionnaire studies, and behavioral observations. The results of Paper I indicate that participative leadership and rule-oriented leadership may be vital for occupational safety at construction sites. The results of Paper II indicate that participative... more
ISBN: 978-91-629-0371-8 (pdf)
978-91-629-0370-1 (tryckt)
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