Disseminating health and safety practices among construction companies through collaborative learning environments

Abstract Collaborative learning environments are an opportunity to disseminate health and safety practices among construction companies, favouring local and regional development. However, little is known about the factors that determine the success of this learning process. Thus, this article aims to identify a set of factors that contribute to the process of disseminating health and safety practices among a group of construction companies involved in a collaborative learning environment. Based on the observation and evaluation of the strategies used in conducting this collaborative environment and the practices implemented by the companies during the program and followed up after six months of its completion, ten factors were identified that contributed to disseminating practices among the participating companies. These factors can guide the development of new collaborative learning environments with similar objectives and promote local development of small construction companies.