The Influence of Safety Talk Communicators on Compliance with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use in Construction Project

Ridzal Syahrozi • Denny Ardyanto • Sri Widati

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Abstract

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the last individual protection to avoid occupational accidents. Incompliance with PPE use is still discovered in high rise building construction project at Siwalankerto Avenue 121-131, Surabaya city. Safety talk program is conducted by communicators in this project site and applied persuasively to increase workers' compliance with PPE use. Hence, the communicators play important roles in influencing the workers on compliance with PPE use. The aim of this study was to understand the influence of safety talk communicators including their attract-tiveness, credibility and power on construction workers' compliance with PPE use. This study was analytical observational with a cross sectional design. The result of linear regression showed regression coefficient score of attractiveness (B=0,198), credibility (B=1,193), and power (B=-0,562). It can be concluded that safety talk communicators' variables which highly influenced on the construction workers' compliance with PPE use were credibility and power. The communicators' credibility influenced positively on compliance with PPE use while the communicators' power influenced negatively.

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International Journal of Advanced Engineering, Management and Science

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