Lookup NU author(s): Dr Joan Harvey,
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An attitude survey developed by Harvey et al (1999) was used to measure responses from employees in the nuclear industry before and after a safety training intervention. Using six factors derived from the survey, significant improvements in attitudes and beliefs were found for two of the factors [and a further three factors showed rises in the same direction] for management or professional employees. For shopfloor employees, only one factor showed a significant change, which was a reduction in job satisfaction. The hypotheses that management would, but shopfloor would not, respond to the safety initiative were supported. A further hypothesis concerning grade differences in culture and attitudes was also supported. The findings are discussed in terms of culture and risk, risk taking and training.
Author(s): Harvey J, Bolam H, Gregory D
Editor(s): Cottam, MP; Pape, RP; Harvey, DW
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Conference on Foresight and Precaution
Year of Conference: 2000
Publisher: AA Balkema Publishers
Notes: Proceedings of ESREL 2000, SARS and SRA-Europe
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