Validating a safety climate model in metal processing industries – A replication study

Paul Braunger, Christian Korunka, Hermann Frank, Manfred Lueger, Bettina Kubicek

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Abstract

This paper attempts to replicate a safety climate model originally tested in Australia to assess its applicability in a different context: namely, across production workers in 22 medium-sized metal processing organizations in Austria. The model postulates that safety knowledge and safety motivation mediate the relation between safety climate on the one hand and safety compliance and participation on the other. Self-report data from 1075 employees were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). The results of the replication study largely confirmed the original safety climate model. However, in addition to indirect effects, direct links between safety climate and actual safety behavior were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-155
Number of pages13
JournalJOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Metal processing
  • Replication study
  • Safety climate
  • Safety climate model
  • Safety performance

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