|Document ID (ISN)||109866|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Mearns K., Yule S.
||The role of national culture in determining safety performance: Challenges for the global oil and gas industry
||July 2009, Vol.47, No.6, p.777-785. 34 ref.
||This article addresses the issue of occupational safety and how the process of globalization can potentially influence the beliefs and behaviour of disparate national workforces working across the globe for the same multi-national company. It reviews published literature on cross-cultural differences in attitudes, perceptions and beliefs regarding safety and presents the findings of a study examining the relationship between cultural value dimensions, safety climate and risk-taking behaviour in workforce members of a multi-national engineering organization operating in six countries. The results suggest that perceived management commitment to safety and the effectiveness of safety measures exert more impact on workforce behaviour and accident rates than national cultural values.
||safety consciousness; machinery industry; large enterprises; petroleum and natural gas industry; human behaviour; hazard evaluation; psychology and sociology
||literature survey; responsibilities of employers; role of supervisory staff; role of management; plant safety organization
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Petroleum and natural gas industry