Incorporating cultural variability in disaster risk management is a crucial factor in enhancing resilience in societies. New research provides a theoretical framework to contextualise the concept of “Safety Culture” in public safety and disaster risk reduction, with the aim of supporting its understanding and measurement in communities as a step towards more disaster-resilient societies.

It emphasises the importance of considering cultural dimensions in risk management and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and explores the transferability of the safety culture concept to a public safety context. The research discusses the benefits of applying safety culture concepts and techniques for further advancements in DRR, providing a definition for safety culture in the DRR context.


Read the full research paper from the Journal of Sustainability.

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