|Document ID (ISN)||112081|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Gyekye S.A., Salminen S.
||Organizational safety climate and work experience
||2010, Vol.16, No.4, p.431-443. 64 ref.
||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.
||Ghana; safety consciousness; length of service; plant safety organization; blue-collar workers; inexperience
||accident proneness; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
||Safety organization and training
Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
Stress, psychosocial factors
||Safety culture and safety consciousness
OSH in developing countries
Psychology of work organization