Creating Safer Workplaces: Predictive Power of Incidents Reporting Rate and Its Dimensions by Safety Climate
Safety climate received substantial attention due to its potential for explaining variation in safety-related outcomes. Aim of present study was to determine degree of safety climate related to incidents reporting rate and its dimensions among workers’ Isfahan Steel Company. A self-administered anonymous was distributed to 189 workers. The survey included demographic factors, incidents reporting rate and its components (physical symptoms, psychological symptoms and accidents) and the safety climate Questionnaire. The data were analyzed by multivariate (MANOVA) and correlation techniques. The results showed that: 1) there was internal significant correlation between safety climate with incident reporting rate as well as with its two components namely physical symptoms and psychological symptoms; 2) there wasn’t a significant relationship between safety climate and accident; 2) In multivariate analysis, safety climate respectively about 6%, 7% and 11% of the variance of variables of incidents reporting rate, physical and psychological symptoms significantly predicted (p<0.05). The results of this study suggest that promoting the perception of safety climate can be important to prevent the development of work-related diseases and to promote workers health.
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