The influence of organizational structure on safety climate in the trucking industry

L. A. Murphy, Y. H. Huang, J. Lee, S. Jeffries, M. M. Robertson, A. Garabet

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Abstract

While it has been well established that safety climate is a leading indicator of accidents and injuries, the antecedents of safety climate are rarely examined in the safety literature. Structural factors of an organization, like company size, haul type, and geographic location, may contribute to the perception workers have of their organization's safety climate. Especially in the trucking industry, in which drivers work alone for long periods of time with little social interaction among coworkers and supervisors, it is important to understand different factors that will influence safety climate. Some understanding of which organizational characteristics impact safety climate may help organizations to focus on specific areas to counter the effects of structure in order to improve safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, HFES 2012
Pages1562-1565
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, HFES 2012 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2012Oct 26 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, HFES 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period10/22/1210/26/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Murphy, L. A., Huang, Y. H., Lee, J., Jeffries, S., Robertson, M. M., & Garabet, A. (2012). The influence of organizational structure on safety climate in the trucking industry. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, HFES 2012 (pp. 1562-1565). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society). https://doi.org/10.1177/1071181312561311