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dc.contributor.authorAdaku, E
dc.contributor.authorAnkrah, NA
dc.contributor.authorNdekugri, IE
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-16T14:59:40Z
dc.date.available2020-10-16T14:59:40Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-24
dc.identifier.citationAdaku, E., Ankrah, N.A. and Ndekugri, I.E. (2020) Design for occupational safety and health: A theoretical framework for organisational capability, Safety Science, 133, 105005.en
dc.identifier.issn0925-7535en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ssci.2020.105005en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/623720
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Elsevier in Safety Science on 24/09/2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.105005 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
dc.description.abstract© 2020 Elsevier Ltd For several decades, scholars and practitioners have searched for the underlying causes of occupational safety and health (OSH) incidents on construction projects. One of the insights from the investigations is the fact that the seeds of accidents, fatalities and occupational related ill-health are sown across various design and procurement decisions made during the pre-construction stage of project development. This insight has given rise to the design for occupational safety and health (DfOSH) initiative which has even informed regulations in certain countries, particularly the UK. However, knowledge and understanding of what, specifically, constitutes the organisational capability of design firms of generating designs which are inherently safe is very limited. Hence, this study undertakes a systematic review of prior conceptualisations of organisational capability, carries out contents analyses of the conceptualisations and provides a robust conceptualisation of the construct. The robust conceptualisation underpins the development of a nomological network to operationalise the construct organisational capability in respect of design firms’ ability to ensure design for occupational safety and health (DfOSH). Organisational capability is presented as a multi-dimensional construct that can be operationalised at various levels of specificity. The proposed framework can support the identification of organisational capability gaps that design firms seeking to build their DfOSH capability can address while at the same time assisting project clients to clarify the organisational capability of design firms in the procurement process.en
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dc.languageen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753520304021?via%3Dihuben
dc.subjectdesignen
dc.subjectconstructionen
dc.subjectoccupational safety and healthen
dc.subjectprevention through designen
dc.subjectorganisational capabilityen
dc.subjecttheoretical frameworken
dc.titleDesign for occupational safety and health: A theoretical framework for organisational capabilityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1879-1042
dc.identifier.journalSafety Scienceen
dc.date.updated2020-10-15T11:49:48Z
dc.date.accepted2020-09-13
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW16102020EAen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2022-03-24en
dc.source.volume133
dc.source.beginpage105005
dc.source.endpage105005
dc.description.versionAccepted version
refterms.dateFCD2020-10-16T14:49:33Z
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