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The Influence of Safety Training on Safety Climate Factors in a Construction Site


Safety issues have always been put forward as one of the major problems and primary concerns in construction industries in many countries. This paper will focus on the impact of safety training on safety climate and its relevant factors in two sites of a construction firm. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guide to safety climate tool that had been validated in Iran was used to determine the impacts of safety training on safety climate and its relevant factors. For this purpose, 347 workers filled out the questionnaire before and after safety training. The relationships between demographic features of workers and safety climate factors were considered in the questionnaire. Spearman's rho test was used to determine the relationship between safety climate factors. In both sites, there were significant differences (p<0.05) between safety climate factors before and after safety training while, the level of safety climate in both sites was the same before (p=0.416) and after (p=0.547) safety training. The results of Spearman's correlations test indicated that there has been a significant relationship (p<0.05) between safety climate and its relevant factors in both sites. The results showed that some safety climate factors such as pressure for production had been influenced by demographic factors such as age and job category. Safety training can improve the level of safety climate and its relevant factors in a construction industry. Improvement of each safety climate factor can promote the level of safety climate. Demographic features affected safety climate level and its relevant factors.

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SectionOriginal Article(s)
Safety climate Safety climate factors Construction firm Demographic feature

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Jafari MJ, Gharari M, Ghafari M, Omidi L, Kalantari S, Asadolah-Fardi G. The Influence of Safety Training on Safety Climate Factors in a Construction Site. Int J Occup Hyg. 2015;6(2):81-87.