Uptake of an OHS Code of Practice by Australian construction firms

Charles, Michael and Furneaux, Craig and Pillay, Janet and Thorpe, David and Parades Castello, Cynthya and Brown, Kerry (2007) Uptake of an OHS Code of Practice by Australian construction firms. In: CIB World Building Congress 2007: Construction for Development, 14-17 May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa.


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[Abstract]: The Australian construction industry is moving towards the implementation of a voluntary code of practice (VCP) for occupational health and safety (OHS). The evidence suggests that highly-visible clients and project management firms, in addition to their subcontractors, will embrace such a code, while smaller firms not operating in high-profile contracting regimes may prove reticent. This paper incorporates qualitative data from a research project commissioned by Engineers Australia and supported by the Australian Contractors' Association, Property Council of Australia, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Australian Procurement and Construction Council, Master Builders Australia and the Australian CRC for Construction Innovation. The paper aims to understand the factors that facilitate or prevent the uptake of the proposed VCP by smaller firms, together with pathways to adoption.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: occupational health and safety, codes of practice, SMEs, Australia, Australian, construction industries
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3123

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