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Document ID (ISN)107697
CIS number 08-32
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cadieux J., Roy M., Desmarais L.
Title A preliminary validation of a new measure of occupational health and safety
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.37, No.4, p.413-419. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract This article describes the validation of a questionnaire-based instrument designed to conduct an occupational health and safety (OHS) self-diagnosis using workers observations of tangible facts and actions in the workplace. The instrument places the emphasis on observable factors that make it possible to act proactively before accidents actually occur. The instrument was tested in three printing companies in Québec, selected on the basis of their OHS performance (low, medium, and high), their interest in the project and their availability. Altogether, 269 persons participated. Findings are discussed. The results suggest that the instrument is relatively robust and appropriate to diagnose OHS leading measures, although further improvements will be necessary to reach a fully satisfying level of validity.
Descriptors (primary) subjective assessment; printing industry; plant safety and health organization; workers' participation; Quebec
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; description of technique; survey; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Workers' participation