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Document ID (ISN)32126
CIS number 79-1762
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cleveland R., Cohen H.H., Smith M.J., Cohen A.
Title Safety program practices in record-holding plants.
Bibliographic information DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No.79-136, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Mar. 1979, 114p. 3 ref.
Abstract In order to study successful safety programmes, plants producing synthetic fibres, sheets and pillowcases, photoflash and photoflood bulbs, silicon crystals, and nuclear components were examined by questionnaire and visits. These plants (5705 total employees) had worked without a lost workday injury from 7.5 to 49 million hours. The programme areas rated were: corporate organisation and management structure; management commitment to safety; management efficiency; plant solvency; plant physical, workforce, and union characteristics, industrial and human relations programme, pay and reward systems, safety programme characteristics (staff, organisation, safety committee(s) and meetings, safety training, inspections and audits, policy and work rules, accident investigations, record-keeping, medical and first aid services, contests and promotions, machinery hazard control, personal protective equipment, environmental control, special techniques (critical incidence, behaviour observation, hazard surveys, safety sampling, other)). Ratings in programme areas of these companies were discussed and compared to those of other organisations. The 72 entry questionnaire is appended.
Descriptors (primary) evaluation of control measures; safety programmes; plant safety organization
Descriptors (secondary) USA; report; role of management; questionnaire survey; motivation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Accident research