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A Partnership Between Academia and Industry. Ashleigh, Bussey, Putsman and Townsend Research into Construction Safety. Safety is no longer improving. Graph from ‘Safety Can’t Be Measured – Townsend, 2013. Rationales and Stats. Most safety research world wide is un-triangulated

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a partnership between academia and industry

A Partnership Between Academia and Industry

Ashleigh, Bussey, Putsman and Townsend

Research into Construction Safety

safety is no longer improving

Safety is no longer improving

Graph from ‘Safety Can’t Be Measured – Townsend, 2013

rationales and stats
Rationales and Stats
  • Most safety research world wide is un-triangulated
  • There have been no ‘designed research’ studies to cross check conclusions
  • There have either been statistical studies with no supporting rationales, or
  • Rationales with no supporting statistics
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Rationales and Stats

Examples

  • Heinrich’s pyramid/Bird’s triangle not followed up – accident ratios do in fact change
  • Logic diagrams not matched with actual data
  • Safety regulation has ‘stood the test of time’
  • ‘New thinking’ (Dekker, Hollnagel, Hummerdal et alia)
the objectives
The Objectives
  • To develop new understanding of what causes accidents in construction
  • To do so with supporting statistical body of evidence
  • To explain it in language that makes sense to the man in the street
methodologies
Methodologies

Borrowed from other disciplines...

  • Modelling from social/management sciences
  • Statistical skills from community medicine
  • Observation and diagnostic skills from medicine
progress to date
Progress to date
  • Techniques tested with dummy data
  • Preliminary data being collected
  • ‘Prelims’ by end Sept
needs
Needs

Short term...

  • Anonymous volunteer interviewees
  • Volunteer reviewers of ‘plain English’
  • Understand ‘significance testing’ and ‘confidence limits’
  • Understand ‘triangulation’
  • Industry funding

Medium term...

  • Access to company databases

Long term...

  • ‘Partial paradigm shift’