Management practices affecting safety: an overview of coal industry research findings.
NOIRS 1997 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 1997. Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1997 Oct; :4-5
This presentation focuses primarily on summarizing the past 20 years of research on management practices affecting underground coal miners’ safety. Three factors have consistently been found to account for differences in mine safety performance across multiple research studies involving different samples of miners, different research methods, and different researchers. The factors are: (1) the extent to which workers perceive that upper management is concerned about their welfare; (2) the extent to which management actively involves the work force in identifying safety problems and defining solutions; and (3) the favorableness of management-labor relations. The findings and implications of this research are discussed.
Management-personnel; Safety-research; Safety-monitoring; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Coal-workers; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Workers; Worker-health
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
NOIRS 1997 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium