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Title: Safety Climate in University and College Laboratories: Impact of Organizational and Individual Factors
Authors: Wu, Tsung-Chih;Liu, Chi-Wei;Lu, Mu-Chen
Contributors: 工業教育與技術學系
Keywords: Safety culture;Safety climate;Laboratory safety;Accident experience;Safety training
Date: 2007
Issue Date: 2013-06-05T07:23:37Z
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Introduction
Universities and colleges serve to be institutions of education excellence; however, problems in the areas of occupational safety may undermine such goals. Occupational safety must be the concern of every employee in the organization, regardless of job position. Safety climate surveys have been suggested as important tools for measuring the effectiveness and improvement direction of safety programs. Thus, this study aims to investigate the influence of organizational and individual factors on safety climate in university and college laboratories.
Method
Employees at 100 universities and colleges in Taiwan were mailed a self-administered questionnaire survey; the response rate was 78%.
Results
Multivariate analysis of variance revealed that organizational category of ownership, the presence of a safety manager and safety committee, gender, age, title, accident experience, and safety training significantly affected the climate. Among them, accident experience and safety training affected the climate with practical significance.
Recommendations
The authors recommend that managers should address important factors affecting safety issues and then create a positive climate by enforcing continuous improvements.
Relation: Journal of Safety Research, 38(1): 91-102
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