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Safety motivation at work: Evaluation of changes from six interventions
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
2016 (English)In: Safety Science, ISSN 0925-7535, E-ISSN 1879-1042, Vol. 82, 155-163 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Unsafe work environments can be both unhealthy for employees and costly for organizations. Safety motivation is essential to enhancing safety behaviors among employees. The objective is to evaluate whether six different interventions including safety training increase safety motivation. A validated questionnaire was used at two metal companies, two municipal agencies, one paper mill, and one plastic company. Statistical tests were used to compare the results at the factorial and item levels. In three cases, safety motivation changed significantly at the factorial level. There was a significant difference in each intervention at the item level. The outcomes indicate that the degree of participation, the number of occasions, the primary target group, and the decision maker of the intervention affect safety motivation. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV , 2016. Vol. 82, 155-163 p.
Keyword [en]
Intervention, Questionnaire, Safe workplace, Safety behavior, Work environment
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-206491DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2015.09.006ISI: 000366766800015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-206491DiVA: diva2:1092848
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QC 20170504

Available from: 2017-05-04 Created: 2017-05-04 Last updated: 2017-05-04Bibliographically approved
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1. Training measures and technologies for air contaminant risks
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Training measures and technologies for air contaminant risks
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Abstract

As air contaminants continue to pose a problem in organizations, more studies are needed to identify and reduce employees’ exposure to air contaminants. Limited research proposes methods for managing air contaminants, especially with focus on reducing exposure by improving safety behavior, safety knowledge, safety attitudes and safety motivation among employees in the workplace, by, for instance, using safety training.The aim of this thesis is to develop existing safety measures and analyze new measures for reducing air contaminants in typical industrial work situations by focusing on human aspects, such as safety attitudes and safety motivation. This is carried out by studying safety attitudes, safety motivation, and safety training in relation to air contaminant safety in current Swedish organizations by means of questionnaires, interviews, reviews of research, as well as the exposure monitoring method, PIMEX. This thesis comprises four papers.

 

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Sammanfattning

Luftföroreningar fortsätter att utgöra ett problem i organisationer. Fler studier behövs för att identifiera och minska exponering hos arbetare för luftföroreningar. För närvarande finns begränsat med forskning som är fokuserat på metoder för att hantera luftföroreningar, särskilt med fokus på att minska exponering genom att ändra beteenden, attityder, kunskap och motivation som relateras tillarbetsmiljöfrågor, genom exempelvis utbildning. Syftet med denna avhandling är att utveckla befintliga arbetsmiljöåtgärderoch analysera nya metoder för att hantera exponering i arbetssituationer där luftföroreningar finns. Detta görs genom att studera arbetsmiljöattityder, arbetsmiljömotivation och arbetsmiljöutbildningar som är relaterade till luftföroreningar i svenska organisationer. Attityder, motivation, utbildning och kontrollmetoder för att minska risker i form av luftföroreningar studeras med hjälp av enkäter, intervjuer, tidigare forskning och PIMEX-metoden. Avhandlingen består av 4 delarbeten/Papers.

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Stockholm: -, 2017. 75 p.
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Arbetsmiljö, Attityd, Motivation, Utbildning
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Engineering and Management
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-206466 (URN)978-91-7729-395-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-06-15, SAL F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH,, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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AFA Insurance
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QC 20170504

Available from: 2017-05-04 Created: 2017-05-03 Last updated: 2017-05-04Bibliographically approved

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