Creating a Positive Safety Culture and Continuous Improvement in Alberta’s Construction Industry

To create the impetus for industry-level improvements in safety, the COAA has embarked on an initiative “Twice as Safe, Twice as Productive by 2020”. The purpose of this project is to support this initiative by understanding the safety cultures and the levels of maturity across the construction industry and motivating improvements in all Albertan construction companies. This will be accomplished by first surveying individuals working for owner companies, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. The findings will allow us to understand where to focus efforts to build strengths and mitigate cultural misperceptions, issues and or voids.

Faculty Supervisor:

Lianne Lefsrud


Leonardo Pennetta de Oliveira


Construction Owners Association of Alberta


Engineering - chemical / biological


Construction and infrastructure


University of Alberta



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