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Document ID (ISN)105277
CIS number 06-840
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lu C. S., Shang K. C.
Title An empirical investigation of safety climate in container terminal operations
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol. 36, No. 3, p. 297-308. Illus. 47 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the crucial dimensions of safety climate in a container terminal in Taiwan and classified workers into various groups according to their safety perceptions. Seven safety climate dimensions were identified: supervisor safety; job safety; co-worker safety; safety management; safety training; safety rules and special safety training; job pressure. Cluster analysis revealed that that safety training and management oriented terminal operators have the best safety performance, followed by safety management oriented terminal operators, job safety and supervisor safety oriented terminal operators, and co-worker safety oriented terminal operators. Theoretical and practical implications of the research findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) dock work; Taiwan (China); safety factors; plant safety organization; transport containers
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; survey; statistical evaluation; safety and health training; role of supervisory staff; safety rules; role of management
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation