Multi-organisational approach to safety training: the case of a Finnish Safety Training Park

Arto Reiman, Louise Møller Pedersen, Seppo Väyrynen, Olli Airaksinen, Erja Sormunen, Tuula Räsänen

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Studies across trades suggest that occupational accident and injury rates and costs are higher than average in the construction industry. There is a need for innovative and cost-effective occupational safety approaches. The Finnish construction industry and its key stakeholders have introduced a new safety training concept, called the Safety Training Park (STP). The STP consists of full-scale training points that use new training methods to stimulate individual safe behaviour and to improve safety climate within workgroups and companies. The Safety Training Park in Northern Finland (STPNF) was designed, constructed, and financed through a collaborative process that included over 80 organizations. A realistic evaluation approach was applied to document the effectiveness of STPNF training from individual and organizational perspectives. Results indicate that the dialogical STP approach with several information sharing channels fits the target groups. Evidence regarding effectiveness at the organizational level is also discussed. Cost-benefit calculations show that the multi-organizational coalition model enables efficient occupational safety and health training with reasonable costs.
TidsskriftConstruction Management and Economics
Sider (fra-til)1-14
Antal sider14
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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    The effectiveness of Finnish Safety Training Parks

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    Safety Training Park Northern Finland – A Multistakeholder Approach to Improve Occupational Safety and Health

    Reiman, A., Räsänen, T., Pedersen, L. M. & Väyrynen, S., 15 aug. 2019, Human Factors for Sustainability: Theoretical Perspectives and Global Applications. Thatcher, A., Zink, K. J. & Fischer, K. (red.). Taylor & Francis, s. 389-404 15 s.

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  • Safety Training Parks – Cooperative Contribution to Safety and Health Trainings

    Reiman, A., Pedersen, L. M., Väyrynen, S., Sormunen, E., Airaksinen, O., Haapasalo, H. & Räsänen, T., 2 jan. 2019, I : International Journal of Construction Education and Research. 15, 1, s. 19-41 23 s.

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    Safety training parks – A case study on the effectiveness of the trainings: Paper presented on Working on Safety Conference (WOS) 2017

    Räsänen, T., Sormunen, E., Reiman, A., Pedersen, L. M., Väyrynen, S. & Airaksinen, O., 1 okt. 2017, s. 1. 5 s.

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