Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health

Volume

20

Issue

21

First Page

91

Last Page

107

Research Focus Area(s)

Occupational Safety Engineering

DOI

10.13031/jash.20.10358

Abstract

Human factors play an important role in the management of occupational safety, especially in high-hazard workplaces such as commercial grain-handling facilities. Employee decision-making patterns represent an essential component of the safety system within a work environment. This research describes the process used to create a safety decision-making scenario to measure the process that grain-handling employees used to make choices in a safety-related work task. A sample of 160 employees completed safety decision-making simulations based on a hypothetical but realistic scenario in a grain-handling environment. Their choices and the information they used to make their choices were recorded. Although the employees emphasized safety information in their decision-making process, not all of their choices were safe choices. Factors influencing their choices are discussed, and implications for industry, management, and workers are shared.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 20 (2014): 91–107, doi:10.13031/jash.20.10358. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

Date Available

2014-09-03

File Format

application/pdf

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