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Document ID (ISN)102839
CIS number 03-1555
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) DeJoy D.M., Schaffer B.S., Wilson M.G., Vandenberg R.J., Butts M.M.
Title Creating safer workplaces: Assessing the determinants and role of safety climate
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.35, No.1, p.81-90. 44 ref.
Abstract Responses to questionnaires on safety climate were obtained from 2,208 employees of a large national US retail chain in 21 different locations. After controlling for demographic variables, three factors, namely environmental conditions, safety-related policies and programmes, and general organizational climate, were found to account for 55% of the variance in perceived safety climate. Organizational climate made a significant contribution to safety climate, even after controlling for the other more safety-relevant variables. These results are discussed in terms of other recent findings on safety climate and the growing interest in understanding management and organizational factors in the context of workplace safety.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; supermarkets; plant safety organization; retail trade; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) USA; role of management; safety programmes; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Retail industry
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychology of work organization