Safety culture remains an elusive concept, not only for scholars and practitioners but for the workers who actually have to deal with safety on a daily basis as well. The metaphor of football provides particular working groups a medium to explore the meaning of safety culture by drawing parallels with team roles, changing working conditions, the importance of production vs. safety and the creation of safety therein. Being a familiar team sport in many countries, the football metaphor can also function as a communication device within work teams to facilitate and promote a shared understanding of work and safety.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Safety Management and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors
Subtitle of host publicationAHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
EditorsPedro M. Arezes
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20497-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20496-9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event AHFE 2019 International Conference: AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors in Artificial Intelligence and Social Computing, the AHFE International Conference on Human Factors, Software, Service and Systems Engineering, and the AHFE International Conference of Human Factors in Energy, - Washington, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201928 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference AHFE 2019 International Conference
CountryUnited States

    Research areas

  • Safety culture, Organizational culture, Metaphors, Team roles, Creating safety, Shared understanding

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