Interventional Role of Training in Promotion of Health, Safety and Environment Culture in Wood Industries
In order to prevent accidents and occupational diseases in workplaces, it is necessary to ensure the control of risks. Training has always been a fundamental pillar of health safety and environment management systems. This study was carried out to find the interventional role of training in the promotion of HSE culture in wood industries. The Behsazan Wood Industry in Eslamshahr County, central Iran, was selected as a case study. Initially, two pre-test and post-test sessions were held for the supervisors and workers in the company to assess the level of their HSE culture. The analysis of the training needs was done in accordance with ISO 10015 after the administration of the specified training programs. The outcomes were analyzed using pre- and post-test statistical analyses. Finally, the relationship between training structures and HSE culture was investigated using structural equation modeling (SEM). After codification and implementation of six training courses, the results of the second part showed a significant difference in the three sub-factors, including "HSE awareness and attitude"," staff capability", and "HSE reporting". The noticeable changes in the sub-factor of "HSE awareness and attitude", as the most valuable result of this study, obviously indicated that the training programs were tailored and conducted to the training needs of the organization. Although the intervention seems to be effective from various aspects, however, it is often comprehensive and resource-demanding. Thus, it is highly recommended to improve learning outcomes in all domains (cognitive, affective, and psychomotor) for planning promotion programs.
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