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Organisational attributes that determine integrated safety, health and environmental management capability

Asah-Kissiedu, Millicent; Manu, Patrick; Booth, Colin; Mahamadu, Abdul-Majeed

Authors

Millicent Asah-Kissiedu Millicent2.Asah-Kissiedu@live.uwe.ac.uk

Patrick Manu

Colin Booth Colin.Booth@uwe.ac.uk
AHOD in Research/ Associate Professor

Abdul Mahamadu Abdul.Mahamadu@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Project Management in the Built Environment



Abstract

Implementing separate Environmental Management System (EMS) and Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) can be costly for organisations and hence the advent of integrated management systems. The effective implementation of integrated safety, health and environmental (SHE) management would require companies to have the appropriate organisational capability. Within the academic literature, it is unclear which organisational attributes are important for ascertaining integrated SHE management capability of construction companies. This study sought to address this through a comprehensive review of literature relating to SHE management in construction and SHE management systems and models. The study revealed that organisational attributes that could determine integrated SHE management capability include: senior management commitment to SHE; SHE risks management; SHE objectives and programs; staff competencies; resources for SHE implementation; SHE roles and responsibilities; SHE communications; SHE documentation and control measures; SHE emergency plans; SHE monitoring and performance measurement; and SHE auditing and management review to capture lessons learned. These attributes could enable construction companies and other key industry stakeholders to understand construction companies’ capability to implement an integrated SHE management system.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Sep 24, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Asah-Kissiedu, M., Manu, P., Booth, C., & Mahamadu, A. (2018, September). Organisational attributes that determine integrated safety, health and environmental management capability. Paper presented at The 9th International Conference on Engineering Project and Production Management (EPPM) 2018
Keywords organisational, maturity, capability, safety, health and environment
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : The 9th International Conference on Engineering Project and Production Management (EPPM) 2018
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