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Title: Organizational culture, safety culture, and safety performance at research facilities

Organizational culture surveys of research facilities conducted several years ago and archival occupational injury reports were used to determine whether differences in safety performance are related to general organizational factors or to ''safety culture'' as reflected in specific safety-related dimensions. From among the organizations surveyed, a pair of facilities was chosen that were similar in size and scientific mission while differing on indices of work-related injuries. There were reliable differences in organizational style between the facilities, especially among workers in environment, safety, and health functions; differences between the facilities (and among job categories) on the safety scale were more modest and less regular.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
15015222
Report Number(s):
BNL--67230
R&D Project: W6546; 401001060; TRN: US200514%%391
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Jul 2000
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HUMAN FACTORS; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; INJURIES; PERFORMANCE; SAFETY CULTURE; LABORATORIES; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY