Event Details

Thursday, 3 December, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)

Cost

Individual Workshop
AIHS Member $150+GST | Non-Member $220+GST
All three workshops
AIHS Member: $360+GST | Non-Member: $530+GST

Contact

Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Health & Safety
Phone: 
(03) 8336 1995

Type

Workshop

Join us on Thursday 3 December for the Safety Culture Workshop 2: Interviews. This workshop will be delivered online presented by Dr Tristan Casey, Lecturer at Griffiths university.

This is the second of a series of 3 workshops. 

Safety culture – or the role that health and safety plays in organisational culture -  is one of the most debated and studied concepts in safety science, yet is still poorly understood. On the one hand, scholars argue to ‘abandon’ it as a concept and move on to other concepts that explain the social forces that shape safety capability in organisations. On the other hand, practitioners and industry in general makes extensive use of the idea of safety culture, and clearly find some use in it as a concept. How can we reconcile these divergent views and move the debate on safety culture forward in productive directions? Tristan Casey’s introductory webinar and workshop series tackles this ambitious goal.

An alternative way of measuring safety culture is a qualitative method such as interviews and focus groups. Yet, conducting and analysing qualitative data from these methods can be a daunting task. In this workshop we will firstly cover the underlying principles and philosophy behind the use of qualitative methods to measure organisation culture. We will then discuss best practice methods for conducting safety culture-focussed interviews. By the end of this webinar you will know what questions you can ask to measure safety culture, how to ask them, and some techniques to efficiently analyse qualitative information.

Event details
Date: Thursday 3 December 
Time: 14:00 - 16:00 AEDT
Format: Online - Zoom 
Cost: AIHS Member: $150+GST | Non-Member: $220+GST
All three workshops
AIHS Member: $360+GST | Non-Member: $530+GST
CPD Points: 10

* Spots are stricly limited*
 

What will you learn during this workshop?

Practical learning objectives you will achieve during this workshop include the following:

  • Ability to critique safety culture initiatives and interventions presented by internal or external consultants.
  • Principles to guide the development of a comprehensive safety culture discovery process (how you might go about doing this yourself).
  • Understanding of the development of evolution of the safety culture concept.
  • Knowledge about emerging safety culture measurement methods and interpretation of findings.
  • Insights into how safety culture interfaces with various other safety science theories

 

Your Presenter
 

Dr Tristan Casey, Lecturer, Griffith University

Dr Tristan Casey is a Lecturer at Griffith University’s Safety Science Innovation Lab and co-founder of ‘The Culture Effect’—a collaboration between Griffith and QUT that provides commercial research services to industry. Tristan is an experienced and endorsed Organisational Psychologist with extensive experience in work health and safety. He has an interest in team work, leadership and organizational culture. Tristan teaches into the Graduate Certificate of Safety Leadership and Bachelor of Social Science at Griffith University. Recently, he completed his second doctorate, this time in safety leadership. Tristan is currently working on research around the management of safety amid COVID19, psychological safety, and safety climate.


Other workshops in the series. 

Workshop 1 - Safety Culture DIY: Surveys
Surveys are one of the most popular ways to measure safety climate—widely described as a ‘snapshot’ of the underlying safety culture. In this webinar you will learn the pros and cons of survey methods to measure safety culture, as well as what to look for when evaluating existing survey products. A brief orientation to safety climate, including latest research around how it should be defined and measured, as well as how it relates to safety culture, will be included. We will follow a ‘crash course’ approach that is highly practical and relevant to safety practitioners who are involved in designing and managing safety culture initiatives or projects.

Event details
Date: Wednesday 26 November  
Time: 14:00 - 16:00 AEDT
Format: Online - Zoom 
Cost: AIHS Member: $150+GST | Non-Member: $220+GST
All three workshops
AIHS Member: $360+GST | Non-Member: $530+GST
CPD Points: 10

Workshop 3- Safety Culture DIY: Maturity models
Putting everything together, we then move into the maturity model space. Maturity models are a way to combine the power of both quantitative and qualitative information to arrive at an overall assessment. However, safety culture maturity models can be easily misused and abuse. In this workshop you will learn the limits of maturity models and how they can be used without stretching their integrity beyond breaking point. Different types of maturity models will be discussed and debated as part of this session, empowering you with the practical know-how to go to market and select safety culture providers that respect the underlying science.

Event details
Date: Thursday 10 December  
Time: 14:00 - 16:00 AEDT
Format: Online - Zoom 
Cost: AIHS Member: $150+GST | Non-Member: $220+GST
All three workshops
AIHS Member: $360+GST | Non-Member: $530+GST
CPD Points: 10