Occupational Safety

J. Craig Wallace, Jeffrey B. Paul, Ronald S. Landis and Stephen J. Vodanovich

in The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199732579
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Occupational Safety

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Safety is a growing area of study for organizational scholars and is increasingly becoming more paramount for organizations. In this chapter we present a broad review of occupational safety with particular attention paid to identifying characteristics of individual employees and contextual features that predict safety. This review culminates by proposing that scholars and practitioners need to focus on both the individual employee and the contextual environment in which he or she works to create an overall safety-conscious workforce.

Keywords: safety; accidents; injuries; health; safety performance

Article.  9260 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Research Methods in Psychology

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