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Document ID (ISN)69684
CIS number 97-1489
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Harper A.C., et al.
Title Curtin industrial safety trial: Methods and safe practice and housekeeping outcomes
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.24, No.3, p.159-172. 22 ref.
Internet access 97-1489.pdf [in English]
Abstract Nine work areas in seven companies were selected in Western Australia. Baseline observations continued for a minimum of four weeks and post-intervention observations for a minimum of ten weeks. Observations were conducted by employees and feedback administered jointly by the company and the researchers. The outcome variables were the safe practice rate and the good housekeeping rate. Three out of nine work areas demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in both safe practices and good housekeeping. Three had a significant improvement in housekeeping but a non-significant improvement in safe practices. There was no association between programmes coordinated by employees on the floor versus supervisor-coordinated programmes. The behaviour-based safety programme did not perform as well in this trial as has been reported elsewhere. Further field trials under uncontrolled industrial conditions are needed to better understand the practical usefulness of behaviour-based safety programmes.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; human behaviour; safety programmes; safe working methods; housekeeping
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; Western Australia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Psychological factors