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Document ID (ISN)110744
CIS number 10-0303
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Geldart S., Smith C.A., Shannon H.S., Lohfeld L.
Title Organizational practices and workplace health and safety: A cross-sectional study in manufacturing companies
Bibliographic information June 2010, Vol.48, No.5, p.562-569. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract The results of a mail questionnaire addressed to 312 manufacturing firms in the province of Ontario (Canada) are presented. A cross-sectional analysis of workplace level health and safety policies, practices and attitudes was conducted, based upon lost-time frequency rate (LTFR) data. Lower LTFRs were associated with paternalistic initiatives, recording of occupational health and safety (OHS) measures, greater involvement of workers in decision-making and better managerial attitudes concerning the importance of OHS. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) work organization; injuries; workmen's compensation
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; role of management; workers' participation; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Workers' compensation
Workers' participation