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Document ID (ISN)112081
CIS number 11-0647
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gyekye S.A., Salminen S.
Title Organizational safety climate and work experience
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.16, No.4, p.431-443. 64 ref.
Abstract The study examined the relationships between work experience and several organizational safety climate factors: safety perceptions; job satisfaction; compliance with safety management policies; accident frequency. Participants were 320 Ghanaian industrial workers divided into two cohorts: experienced and inexperienced workers. Workplace safety perceptions were assessed with Hayes' 50-item work safety scale. MANOVA was used to test for differences of statistical significance. Significant differences were found between experienced cohorts and their inexperienced counterparts. Experienced workers indicated the best perceptions on safety, expressed the highest level of job satisfaction, were the most compliant with safety procedures and recorded the lowest accident frequency.
Descriptors (primary) Ghana; safety consciousness; length of service; plant safety organization; blue-collar workers; inexperience
Descriptors (secondary) accident proneness; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Safety culture and safety consciousness
OSH in developing countries
Psychology of work organization