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Document ID (ISN)109485
CIS number 09-493
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Torp S., Gr°gaard J.B.
Title The influence of individual and contextual work factors on workers' compliance with health and safety routines
Bibliographic information Mar.2009, Vol.40, No.2, p.185-193. Illus. 53 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the relationships between workers' compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) rules adopted within the enterprise and psychological demands, decision authority, social support, management support, unionization and the OSH management system. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was performed among 1051 workers and the managers of 102 small- and medium-sized motor vehicle repair shops in Norway. Multilevel modeling was performed to account for the hierarchical structure of the data. At the worker level, high compliance with OSH rules correlated significantly with both social support and OSH-related management support. At the garage level, management support and a well-developed OSH management system correlated significantly with high workers' compliance. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) psychology of work organization; safety rules; safe working methods; vehicle repair and servicing
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; small enterprises; Norway; disobeying safety instructions; mathematical models; role of management; role of supervisory staff; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Road transportation
Safety supervision
Psychology of work organization