Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Safety is a critical concern for many organizations, especially those in construction and manufacturing. A newer approach to improving an organization’s decision making involves the use of data analytics. In regard to safety, the use of data analytics would allow for detecting and tracking risk factors such as behaviors, environmental contingencies, production, procedures, and hazards that are associated with workplace injuries. However, many organizations do not have a culture involving the use and measurement of relevant variables on an ongoing basis. Accordingly, the purpose of the study is to develop a measure of safety culture with a specific emphasis on the extent to which data is being utilized for management of safety in an organization. This measure of safety culture and analytics will assist in determining the extent to which an organization is ready to utilize data analytics into their safety program.

Date

October 2018

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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Developing a Measure of Safety Data Culture

Safety is a critical concern for many organizations, especially those in construction and manufacturing. A newer approach to improving an organization’s decision making involves the use of data analytics. In regard to safety, the use of data analytics would allow for detecting and tracking risk factors such as behaviors, environmental contingencies, production, procedures, and hazards that are associated with workplace injuries. However, many organizations do not have a culture involving the use and measurement of relevant variables on an ongoing basis. Accordingly, the purpose of the study is to develop a measure of safety culture with a specific emphasis on the extent to which data is being utilized for management of safety in an organization. This measure of safety culture and analytics will assist in determining the extent to which an organization is ready to utilize data analytics into their safety program.