Socio-psychological factors and compliance with work health and safety regulation – theory, policy and practice

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Research into socio-psychological factors and work health and safety

NRCOHSR researchers are conducting an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project with Safe Work Australia as the partner organisation. The project is investigating how compliance with work health and safety regulation is influenced by regulatees’ motivations, attitudes, perceptions, knowledge, skills, social norms and other socio-psychological factors. Drawing on empirical data from small and medium enterprises, and from regulators, the project will aim to construct a coherent theory of compliance that integrates empirical evidence and existing, diverse theories and, in so doing, to strengthen the capacity of regulators to elicit compliance and improve work health and safety outcomes.

Liz Bluff in Safe Work Australia virtual seminar

07 September 2015

RegNet’s Liz Bluff to take part in Safe Work Australia virtual seminar.

Liz Bluff

Dr Liz Bluff

Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Bluff is a Visiting Fellow with RegNet. She is the author of Safe Design and Construction of Machinery: Regulation, Practice and Performance (Ashgate 2015), co-author of Work...

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Valerie Braithwaite

Valerie Braithwaite is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a disciplinary background in psychology. She has taught in social and clinical psychology programs at undergraduate and graduate...

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Professor Neil Gunningham

Neil Gunningham has degrees in law and criminology from Sheffield University, UK, is a Barrister and Solicitor (ACT) and holds a PhD from...

Dr Jenny Job

Jenny Job is currently Director of Research and Evaluation in Safe Work Australia, an Australian Government statutory agency with the primary responsibility of improving work health and safety and...

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Society, safety and health

The Society, Safety and Health cluster has four research themes:

  • Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
  • Governance for health equity
  • Food systems, nutrition and climate change
  • Regulation and governance of health care systems

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