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Supervisory Effects on Worker Safety in the Roofing Industry.
Crisera-RA; Martin-JP; Prather-KL
Management Sciences Company, San Pedro, California 1978 Sep:180 pages
The impact of the first line supervisor on the accident experience of roofing crews was investigated. An effort was made to identify, evaluate and compare characteristics of behavior, attitude, personality, knowledge, and supervisory style of a sample of 88 roofing foremen drawn from 30 roofing companies from different regions of the United States. An assessment was also made of the attitude of top management toward and commitment to roofer safety as it relates to the first line supervisor and the accident experience of the company as a whole. A constant theme was noted of more positive attitude and greater commitment to safety on the part of top management of low accident companies. The level of sophistication of the safety programs in the total sample of 30 companies was not high. When job sites were actually observed for compliance with accepted principles of safety and accident prevention, no differences were observed between high and low accident experience companies. The data indicate that roofing foremen identify with their crew members and see themselves as being exposed to very similar demands, stresses and sources of satisfaction.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0035; Roofing-industry; Roofers; Construction-workers; Accident-prevention; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Supervisory-personnel; Personality-traits;
Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
Management Sciences Company, San Pedro, California
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division