The influence of organizational factors on safety in Taiwanese high-risk industries

Shang Hwa Hsu, Chun Chia Lee, Muh Cherng Wu, Kenichi Takano

研究成果: Article査読

31 被引用数 (Scopus)


Organizational theorists have recently begun to pay research attention to the workforces of emerging countries in Asia, especially the greater China regions. However, little research has focused on the influence of organizational factors on safety in these countries. This study hypothesized that organizational factors, characterized as safety leadership perspective (management commitment, blame culture) and safety climate perspective (harmonious relationships), would influence group-level safety management, which would in turn influence individual level safety awareness and practices. To test this hypothesis, a safety climate questionnaire was distributed to ten Taiwanese plants in high-risk industries. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to analyze the linkages among organizational level factors, work-group-level factors, and workers' safety awareness and practices. We found that safety leadership style and organizational harmony in Taiwanese high-risk industries can exert significant influences on work-group processes, which in turn have greater effects on individual safety awareness and practices. These findings and implications can serve as a basis for safety improvement in areas of the greater China region.

ジャーナルJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 9月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • 食品科学
  • 化学工学(全般)
  • 安全性、リスク、信頼性、品質管理
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • 経営科学およびオペレーションズ リサーチ
  • 産業および生産工学


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