Organizational climate and injury rate in the underground coal mining industry: a cross-lagged panel design.
Proceedings of the 8th Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 30 - September 1, 1977. Foreman WE, ed., Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1977 Sep; :75-85
This study was designed to explore the contribution of organizational . climate and management practices to the injury experience in underground coal mines. A cross-lagged panel design was used in which miners from 22 mines completed questionnaires assessing 27 organizational climate, structure, and function dimensions on 2 occasions. The results strongly support the hypothesis that climate and management practices have causal effects on incidence of disabling injuries. Specifically it appears that disabling injuries decrease when decisions are decentralized, when management is flexible and innovative in trying new procedures and programs, and when morale is high.
Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Miners; Mine-workers; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry; Monitoring-systems; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Work-areas; Workers; Workplace-studies; Climatic-effects; Climatic-factors; Traumatic-injuries; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-rates
Proceedings of the 8th Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 30 - September 1, 1977