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

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

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 9th International Conference on Engineering Project and Production Management (EPPM) 2018, Cape Town, South Africa, 24 – 26 September 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2020
    Event9th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM2018) - Cape town, South Africa
    Duration: 24 Sept 201826 Sept 2018

    Conference

    Conference9th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM2018)
    Country/TerritorySouth Africa
    CityCape town
    Period24/09/1826/09/18

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