Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health

Volume

19

Issue

2

First Page

125

Last Page

134

DOI

10.13031/jash.19.9977

Abstract

he safety climate of an agricultural workplace may be affected by several things, including the level of trust that workers have in their work group supervisor and organizational management. Safety climate has been used by previous safety researchers as a measure of worker perceptions of the relative importance of safety as compared with other operational goals. Trust has been linked to several positive safety outcomes, particularly in hazardous work environments, but has not been examined relative to safety climate in the perennially hazardous work environment of a commercial grain elevator. In this study, 177 workers at three Midwest grain elevator companies completed online surveys measuring their perceptions of trust and safety at two administrative levels: organizational management and work group supervisors. Positive and significant relationships were noted between trust and safety climate perceptions for organizational managers and for work group supervisors. Results from this research suggest that worker trust in organizational management and work group supervisors has a positive influence on the employees’ perceptions of safety climate at the organizational and work group levels in an agricultural workplace.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 19, no. 2 (2013): 125–134, doi:10.13031/jash.19.9977.

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Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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