The impact of organizational practices on safety in manufacturing: A review and reappraisal
Abbreviated Journal Title
Hum. Factors Ergon. Manuf.
SOCIOTECHNICAL DESIGN; EMPLOYEE ATTITUDES; WORK-ENVIRONMENT; RISK-MANAGEMENT; CLIMATE; CULTURE; PERFORMANCE; ACCIDENTS; MODEL; PERCEPTIONS; Engineering, Manufacturing; Ergonomics
Research suggests that human error contributes to unsafe practices and accidents more than two thirds of the time in industries such as manufacturing. As such, many organizations take a microlevel approach to addressing workplace safety (i.e., focusing on individual workers). However, it has been argued that organizations should take a broader (i.e., macrolevel) approach to improving workplace safety. Despite the suggested benefits of macrolevel approaches (e.g., positive safety culture), we found that their implementation is lacking in many organizations. Therefore, we developed guidelines to assist in the development of a safety culture that encourages safe practices at all levels of the organization. (c) 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing
"The impact of organizational practices on safety in manufacturing: A review and reappraisal" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4652.