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ID (ISN) del documento62552
Número CIS 94-1195
ISSN - Título de la serie 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Año 1994
Número de serie
Autor(es) DeJoy D.M.
Título Managing safety in the workplace - An attribution theory analysis and model
Información bibliográfica Spring 1994, Vol.25, No.1, p.3-17. Illus. 80 ref.
Resumen Actions to manage workplace safety are based less often on objective knowledge of cause-effect relationships than on attributions, that is, on what individuals believe or infer to be the relevant relationships. These attributions may be complicated or biased by social or organizational factors. Although hundreds of papers on attributional processes have been published in the last 20 years, few have dealt with the workplace. The proposed model shows where attribution of causes fits into the safety management process. Whereas in the past the search for causes has been associated with the assignment of blame or responsibility, awareness of the role of attribution should lead managers to modify their safety programmes so as to improve communication between workers and supervisors, eliminate adversarial relationships between them, increase the objectivity of accident reporting and investigation and make the results widely available.
Descriptores (primarios) análisis de las causas del accidente; papel de la dirección; programas de seguridad; psicología de la prevención de accidentes
Descriptores (secundarios) actitud en relación a los accidentes; archivos de los servicios de seguridad; encuestas después de los accidentes
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Broad subject area(s) Aspectos generales
Navegación por categoria(s) Psychological factors
Safety programmes
Accident research