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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

The impact of safety climate beyond safety outcomes: job satisfaction, employee engagement and objective turnover rate
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Author:Yueng-hsiang HUANG (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, United States)
Jin LEE (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, United States)
Anna C. MCFADDEN (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, United States)
Lauren A. MURPHY (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, United States)
Michelle M. ROBERTSON (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, United States)
Dov ZOHAR (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, United States)
Date: 2014-08-18     Track: E - Organization & management     Session: E2 - Communication & organizational culture
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2262

Safety climate is often implicated as a key factor in the promotion of injuryreducing behavior and safe work environments. However, less attention has been paid to the outcomes of safety climate beyond traditional safety outcomes. This study aims to make the following contributions: examining how safety climate perceptions at both group and organization levels might predict outcomes other than accidents; using social exchange theory as the framework for the relationships between safety climate, job satisfaction and performance outcomes; and being among the first to assess how safety climate may impact job performance outcomes for lone workers (i.e., truck drivers). This study is among the first to assess the impact of safety climate beyond safety outcomes.