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Achieving and maintaining an improved safety performance in a petrochemical laboratory

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dc.contributor.advisor Baumgardt, J. (Mr.)
dc.contributor.author Darling, Adrian Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-04T11:04:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-04T11:04:03Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6376
dc.description.abstract The question of how an improved safety performance was achieved and what needs to be done to maintain such a performance is investigated. The is done using the example of a laboratory that turned from a bad and worsening safety performance to the best in the organisation. Aspects of transformational leadership, employee empowerment and incident reporting and investigation were examined as contributing factors. In a survey of the laboratory employees, an independent level of safety culture maturity was found, indicating a successful and complete cultural transformation. High levels of employee empowerment were found. Barriers to incident reporting are suggested. In order to maintain a high level of safety performance, the next higher level of safety culture maturity is suggested, together with other recommendations. Further research is suggested from having identified some key factors describing a group having achieved and seeking to maintain an exemplary safety performance. en
dc.subject Laboratories en
dc.subject Petrochemical industry en
dc.subject Safety en
dc.title Achieving and maintaining an improved safety performance in a petrochemical laboratory en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Graduate School of Business Leadership
dc.description.degree (M.B.A.)


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