Individual safety performance in the construction industry: development and validation of two short scales.
DeArmond-S; Smith-AE; Wilson-CL; Chen-PY; Cigularov-KP
Accid Anal Prev 2011 May; 43(3):948-954
In the current research a short measure of safety performance is developed for use in the construction industry and the relationships between different components of safety performance and safety outcomes (e.g., occupational injuries and work-related pain) are explored within the construction context. This research consists of two field studies. In the first, comprehensive measures of safety compliance and safety participation were shortened and modified to be appropriate for use in construction. Evidence of reliability and validity is provided. Both safety compliance and safety participation were negatively related to occupational injuries, yet these two correlations were not statistically different. In the second study, we investigated the relationships between these two components of safety performance and work-related pain frequency, in addition to replicating Study 1. Safety compliance had a stronger negative relationship with pain than safety participation. Implications for research are discussed.
Construction; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Safety-measures; Safety-programs; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-research; Injuries; Pain-tolerance; Analytical-models; Workplace-studies;
Author Keywords: Safety compliance; Safety participation; Occupational injuries; Work-related pain
Grant; Construction; Cooperative Agreement
Accident Analysis and Prevention
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