|Document ID (ISN)||111091|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
|Convention or series no.
||Hsu S.H., Lee C.C., Wu M.C., Takano K.
||A cross-cultural study of organizational factors on safety: Japanese vs. Taiwanese oil refinery plants
||Jan. 2008, Vol.40, No.1, p.24-34. Illus. 49 ref.
||This study attempts to identify specific organizational factors and their influence on safety in Taiwan and Japan. Data were collected from employees of Taiwanese and Japanese oil refinery plants. The casual relationships between organizational factors and workers' safety performance were investigated using structural equation modelling. Results show that organizational factors on safety differ in the two countries. Organizational characteristics in Taiwanese plants included higher level of management commitment to safety, harmonious interpersonal relationship, more emphasis on safety activities, higher devotion to supervision, higher safety self-efficacy and high quality of safety performance. Organizational characteristics in Japanese plants included higher level of employee empowerment and attitude towards continuous improvement, more emphasis on systematic safety management approach, efficient reporting system and teamwork and high quality of safety performance. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||Japan; Taiwan (China); role of management; role of supervisory staff; plant safety organization; petroleum refining
||safety consciousness; comparative study; workers' participation
||D - Periodical articles
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Psychosocial factors and the role of management
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Petroleum and natural gas industry