NTU-WSHI Research Collaboration Project

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A Baseline, Cross-Sectional and Intervention Study Investigating Individual, Cultural and Organisational Factors Influencing Ownership of Workplace Health and Safety Leading to a Mindset Change and Actions

In collaboration with Workplace Safety and Health Institute, Singapore, our project will identify the key success factors and propose communication-related interventions to engender industry ownership for WSH, to drive WSH mindset change, and to improve WSH practices.
 
 

Project Aim

Unsafe workplace conditions may affect employees’ performance, product quality, and profits of the organisation. Providing workplace safety and health (WSH) prevention, efficient WSH managerial systems and policies will enhance employees’ work performance as well as strengthen the WSH culture and ownership within the organisation. Our aims are:
  • To identify key success factors in the inculcation of industry ownership.
  • To recommend appropriate communication-related and information-related interventions to engender industry ownership for WSH.

 

Project Objectives and Goals

Using communication to drive WSH mindset change and actions towards greater industry ownership of WSH, through the research study, it will identify the key success factors and propose communication-related and information-related recommendations and interventions to engender industry ownership for WSH. Broadly, the research objectives and goals are to achieve the following:
  • Defining the meaning and elements of industry ownership for WSH (through literature review and supported by FGDs); understanding the reasons for the difference in the level of industry ownership as well as factors/variables/influencers that contributed to WSH ownership i.e. enforcement, engagement, etc. including also the weightage.
  • Determining how industry demonstrates ownership in the selected sectors (deliverable - case studies).
  • Developing the ownership measurement tool for use by the industry.
  • Identifying key success factors in the inculcation of industry ownership.
  • Proposing suitable interventions and upon implementation by participating companies, to measure effectiveness of the intervention.
  • Proposing recommendations to inculcate industry ownership for WSH.
  • Exploring the relationship between WSH and productivity and the various ways to enhance this relationship. A possible hypothesis: high level WSH ownership will lead to better WSH productivity/performance.

 

Focused Industries

  • Construction
  • Marine Industries
  • Logistics and Transport
  • Hospitality and Entertainment
  • Metalworking and Manufacturing

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This research project is funded by WSH Institute, Singapore and supported by WSH Council, Singapore.

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