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A short scale for measuring safety climate.
Saf Sci 2008 Aug; 46(7):1047-1066
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.
Work-environment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-sociology; Surveillance-programs; Workplace-studies
Susan E. Hahn, Department of Psychology, Miami University, Hamilton, 1601 University Boulevard, Hamilton, OH 45011-3399
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division