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Document ID (ISN)107287
CIS number 07-1348
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wu T.C., Liu C.W., Lu M.C.
Title Safety climate in university and college laboratories: Impact of organizational and individual factors
Bibliographic information 2007, Vol.38, No.1, p.91-102. Illus. 44 ref.
Abstract Various earlier studies have suggested that safety climate surveys may be useful for measuring the effectiveness and improvement direction of safety programs. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of organizational and individual factors on safety climate in university laboratories. Employees exposed to laboratory work (faculty staff, laboratory assistants, janitors) at 100 universities in Taiwan were mailed a self-administered questionnaire. Multivariate analysis revealed that the type of university (public or private), presence or otherwise of a safety manager and safety committee, gender, age, title, accident experience and safety training significantly affected the perception of safety climate.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; laboratory work; university training; plant safety and health organization; Taiwan (China)
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; hazard evaluation; questionnaire survey; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; technicians and associate professionals; statistical evaluation; teaching
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Domestic workers
Safety culture and safety consciousness