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A qualitative review of the health and safety leadership roles of managers in South African construction

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dc.contributor.author Okorie, Victor
dc.contributor.author EMUZE, Fidelis
dc.contributor.author SMALLWOOD, John
dc.contributor.author VAN WYK, Jacobus
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-28T05:42:47Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-28T05:42:47Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 2223-7852
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1792
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Top management in an enterprise has decisive roles to play in terms of health and safety (H&S) management. A key role in this context pertains to leadership. The study that is reported upon assessed the H&S leadership styles and behaviours of managers in South African construction. The study, which follows the phenomenological approach, obtained information that highlights H&S practices in terms of leadership styles, behaviours and attitude of managers in the construction sector. The themes of the findings show that managers play critical leadership roles in managing workers’ H&S on site; managers’ leadership styles and behaviours have considerable influence on workers’ at-risk work practices, and managers have the capability to drive team performance by creating an enabling environment for zero tolerance for H&S failures on project sites. Thus, the leadership styles and behaviours of construction managers is undoubtedly an important factor in shaping workers’ H&S behaviours in the workplace. In promoting and sustaining optimum H&S in construction, managers should endeavour to appropriate management skills that embrace transformational leadership styles, commitment to H&S, and qualities that will help them to instil and maintain a positive H&S culture. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 4;Issue 2
dc.subject Adoption en_US
dc.subject BIM en_US
dc.subject collaboration en_US
dc.subject diffusion of innovations en_US
dc.subject single information source en_US
dc.title A qualitative review of the health and safety leadership roles of managers in South African construction en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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