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Document ID (ISN)111987
CIS number 11-0702
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) DeArmond S., Smith A.E., Wilson C.L., Chen P.Y., Cigularov K.P.
Title Individual safety performance in the construction industry: Development and validation of two short scales
Bibliographic information May 2011, Vol.43, No.3, p.948-954. 42 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to develop a short measure of safety performance for use in the construction industry, and to explore the relationships between different components of safety performance and safety outcomes (occupational injuries and work-related pain) within the construction context. It was conducted by means of two field studies. In the first, comprehensive measures of safety compliance and safety participation were shortened and modified to be appropriate for use in construction. Evidence of reliability and validity is provided. Both safety compliance and safety participation were negatively related to occupational injuries, yet these two correlations were not statistically different. In the second study, relationships between these two components of safety performance and work-related pain frequency were investigated. Safety compliance had a stronger negative relationship with pain than safety participation. Implications of these and other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) construction sites; musculoskeletal diseases; safety consciousness; safe working methods; construction industry; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) statistical evaluation; reliability; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Safety programmes