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Document ID (ISN)66132
CIS number 96-115
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Coyle I.R., Sleeman S.D., Adams N.
Title Safety climate
Bibliographic information Winter 1995, Vol.26, No.4, p.247-254. 28 ref.
Internet access 96-0115.pdf [in English]
Abstract Safety climate, i.e., attitudes and perceptions relating to occupational health and safety (OHS) issues, has been largely ignored and measures such as lost time and frequency rates have been used to determine the efficacy of OHS programmes. It is clear that objective measurement of the precursors of accidents identified in a safety climate analysis provides a powerful proactive management tool. This paper reports on safety climate factors found in clerical and service organizations in Australia, and concurrent validity studies. Contrary to published studies, safety climate factors seem not to be stable across organizations. The significance of this for planning and assessing the efficacy of OHS programmes is discussed. Although safety climate factors are not stable, the safety climate factor pattern identified in organizations provides a powerful management tool for designing OHS programmes.
Descriptors (primary) attitude towards accidents; safety programmes; office work
Descriptors (secondary) role of management; Australia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Office work
Safety programmes