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

Arto Reiman, Louise Møller Pedersen, Seppo Väyrynen, Olli Airaksinen, E. 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.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftConstruction Management and Economics
ISSN0144-6193
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StatusE-pub ahead of print - 12 okt. 2019

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Construction industry
Costs
Safety
Accidents
Health
Industry
Finland
Safety climate
Stakeholders
Evaluation
Information sharing
Occupational safety and health
Occupational safety
Cost-benefit
Collaborative process
Organizational level
Training methods

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