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Title: A safety culture maturity model for petrochemical companies in Brazil
Other Titles: Safety Science
Authors: Gonçalves Filho, Anastácio Pinto
Andrade, José Célio Silveira
Marinho, Marcia Mara de Oliveira
Keywords: Safety culture;Safety culture maturity model;Organisationa
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: A framework to measure safety culture maturity in the Brazilian oil and gas companies was formulated based on the model of Hudson (2001). Following a review of the safety culture literature, a questionnaire was designed to measure five aspects of organisational safety indicative of five levels of cultural maturity. The questionnaire was completed by the safety managers of 23 petrochemical companies based in Camacari,Bahia, Brazil and they were interviewed one month later. The reliability of the questionnaire was tested by asking the same questions in an interview and comparing the results (alternate forms reliability). The correlation coefficients between the questionnaire and interview scores on each dimension ranged from r = 0.7 to 0.9, demonstrating good reliability of the measures used. The research findings demonstrated that the 23 companies studied showed characteristics of different levels of safety culture maturity. Most scores were at the level of proactive. The model of Hudson (2001) and the revised framework and questionnaire were found to be practical to use, making it possible to identify levels of safety culture maturity in the context of the Brazilian petrochemical industry.
Description: Acesso restrito: Texto completo. p. 615-624
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/5782
ISSN: 0925-7535
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