Assessing the determinants and consequences of safety climate in the maritime industry (2014–2017)
This project examines the causes and consequences of safety climate on board ships operating in Australian waters. We examine causes at the country, organisation, vessel, and seafarer level. The aim is to determine how to improve safety and prevent accidents and incidents on board ships. Data will be collected longitudinally to identify the factors that have the strongest impact on safety, and the mechanisms through which these factors exert their effects. The results of this research will be used to provide recommendations to the Australian Government and the International Maritime Organization about how to improve safety related outcomes through training, work design and practices, procedures, policies, and regulations.