Fatalities and injuries on the job still occur at unacceptably high rates in both industrial and developing countries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 4.9 million reported workplace injuries in the US in 2001. This work analyzes both the behaviours that lead to accidental injuries in the workplace and the behaviours that can prevent and manage them. In the process, the contributors summarize what is known about the subject, and raise questions for researchers to answer in the future. It is clear that job related injuries are related to poor worker-employer collaboration, lack of safety management systems, poor safety culture, deficient knowledge and training, and lack of incentive-based compensation systems. This work points out the ways in which I/O psychologists can help reduce unintentional workplace injuries.
Occupational Injuries - Prevalence, Costs, And Setting The Stage, Julian Barling And Michael R. Frone; Safety Climate And Safety At Work, Andrew Neal And Mark A. Griffin; The Effect Of Teamwork On Safety Processes And Outcomes, Nick Turner And Sharon Parker; Job Insecurity - Exploring A New Threat To Employee Safety, Tahira Probst; Contingent Work And Occupational Safety, Michael Quinlan And Philip Bohle; Young Workers' Occupational Safety, Catherine Loughlin And Michael R. Frone; Alcohol, Drugs, And Workplace Safety Outcomes - A View From A General Model Of Employee Substance Use And Productivity, Michael R. Frone; The Role Of Leadership In Safety, David A. Hofmann And Frederick P. Morgenson; Pay And Benefits - The Role Of Compensation Systems In Workplace Safety, Robert R. Sinclair And Lois E. Tetrick; High Performance Work Systems And Occupational Safety, Anthea Zacharatos And Julian Barling; The Role Of Training In Promoting Workplace Safety And Health, Michael J. Colligan And Alexander Cohen. (Part Contents).
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 18.42
Weight (kg): 0.92