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The effectiveness of training to change safety culture and attitudes

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Joan Harvey, Helen Bolam

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Abstract

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.


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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

Pages: 1143-1148

Publisher: AA Balkema Publishers

Notes: Proceedings of ESREL 2000, SARS and SRA-Europe

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9789058091406


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