Behavioral modification applied to occupational safety

M. J. Smith, Wyndham Anger, S. S. Uslan

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Abstract

Behavioral science approaches show promise for improving worker safety performance. In particular, the use of positive reinforcement to increase specific safe work patterns appears to be quite effective. Nevertheless, a number of methodological and procedural problems can arise when using these techniques in industry that may hinder their effectiveness. Further efforts should be aimed at tailoring these approaches for industrial use so that such procedural problems can be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-88
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Safety Research
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Behavioral Sciences
occupational safety
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Reinforcement
Safety
behavioral science
reinforcement
worker
industry
performance
Reinforcement (Psychology)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Law
  • Safety Research
  • Transportation

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Behavioral modification applied to occupational safety. / Smith, M. J.; Anger, Wyndham; Uslan, S. S.

In: Journal of Safety Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1978, p. 87-88.

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Smith, MJ, Anger, W & Uslan, SS 1978, 'Behavioral modification applied to occupational safety', Journal of Safety Research, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 87-88.
Smith, M. J. ; Anger, Wyndham ; Uslan, S. S. / Behavioral modification applied to occupational safety. In: Journal of Safety Research. 1978 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 87-88.
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