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Title: Safety climate and injury occurrence of repair, maintenance, minor alteration and addition works : a comparison of workers, supervisors and managers
Authors: Hon, CKH
Hinze, J
Chan, APC 
Keywords: Injuries
Safety climate
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: Facilities, 2014, v. 32, no. 5, p. 188-207 How to cite?
Journal: Facilities 
Abstract: Purpose: The repair, maintenance, minor alteration and addition (RMAA) sector has been expanding in many developed cities. Safety problems of the RMAA sector have attracted the attention of many governments. This study has the objectives of comparing the level of safety climate of workers, supervisors and managers in the RMAA sector; and explaining/predicting the impact of safety climate on injury occurrence of workers, supervisors and managers.
Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire survey was administered to RMAA contracting companies in Hong Kong.
Findings: When comparing the safety climate perception of workers, supervisors and managers in the RMAA sector, the supervisors group had the lowest mean safety climate score. Results showed that a positive workforce safety attitude and acceptance of safety rules and regulations reduced the workers' likelihood of having injuries. A reasonable production schedule led to a lower probability of supervisors being injured. Management commitment and effective safety management reduced the probability of managers being injured.
Originality/value: This study revealed variations of safety climate at the different levels in the organizational hierarchy and their varying influence on safety performance of the RMAA sector. Safety of RMAA works could be improved by promulgating specific safety measures at the different hierarchy levels.
ISSN: 0263-2772
EISSN: 1758-7131
DOI: 10.1108/F-09-2011-0066
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