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A short scale for measuring safety climate.

Authors
Hahn-SE; Murphy-LR
Source
Saf Sci 2008 Aug; 46(7):1047-1066
NIOSHTIC No.
20034298
Abstract
A 6-item measure that assesses global work safety climate was validated using multiple samples each from a hospital and a nuclear energy population. Across all 14 samples the 6-item measure had acceptable internal consistency. The measure was associated with better adherence to safe work practices, reduced exposure to environmental stressors, the presence of more safety policies and procedures, a positive general organizational climate, and decreased accidents. As evidence for discriminant validity, safety climate was unrelated to most demographic measures and had relatively small relationships with sleeping problems and negative mood. Evidence suggests that this measure is a reliable and valid way to assess global safety climate.
Keywords
Work-environment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-sociology; Surveillance-programs; Workplace-studies
Contact
Susan E. Hahn, Department of Psychology, Miami University, Hamilton, 1601 University Boulevard, Hamilton, OH 45011-3399
CODEN
SSCIEO
Publication Date
20080801
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
hahns@muohio.edu
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
0925-7535
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Services
Source Name
Safety Science
State
OH
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