Combining survey and database technologies in support of a safety climate improvement strategy

Fogarty, Gerard J. and Machin, M. Anthony (2008) Combining survey and database technologies in support of a safety climate improvement strategy. In: 49th Annual Conference of the International Military Testing Association, 8-12 Oct 2007, Gold Coast, Australia.

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[Abstract]: Safety climate is now a well-known construct within the safety literature. Many surveys exist that purport to measure safety climate but few of these surveys are based on a sound theoretical model. In this paper, we introduce the organisational health model as a framework for investigating the role of safety climate within military settings. We also describe our work in the public sector and show how to construct a climate survey using this model. The collection of data via safety climate surveys is a first step in the safety management strategy we advocate. A key component in our approach is the use of a database (Total-IDEAS) that stores survey data and has a graphical interface that allows managers with minimal statistical skills to conduct further analyses and prepare reports on the status of various psychological factors within the organisation. We have found this approach to be very effective in our work with other organisations and have shown how it can be used to monitor change within an organisation.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of editors and authors. NB. The correct APA citation for this paper is: Fogarty, G., & Machin, A. (2008). Combining survey and database technologies in support of a safety climate improvement strategy. In P. Murphy, G. Fogarty, and J. Swann (Eds.), Select Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the International Military Testing Assocation, pp. 162-170. Gold Coast, Australia, 8-12 October 2007.
Depositing User: Prof. Gerry Fogarty
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2009 10:28
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2014 02:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: safety climate, survey reporting technologies
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810109 Personnel
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4590

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