The role of safety climate and exposure to environmental hazards on occupational illness

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dc.contributor.advisor Fleming, Mark, Dr.
dc.coverage.spatial Norway
dc.creator MacPhee, Matt
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-09T15:58:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-09T15:58:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other T55 M33 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/23718
dc.description viii, 81 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 52-61).
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the relationship between workplace hazards and safety climate and their effect on occupational illness using data from the 2007 Trends in Risk Level questionnaire. Study 1 outlines the history of research into the offshore oil industry in the North Sea, the PSA questionnaire, and presents a process for refining the safety climate measure in the PSA questionnaire. Study 2 took the safety climate scale, along with the exposure to environmental hazard scale, to predict occupational illness. I conducted exploratory factor analyses on the safety climate scale and occupational illness scale. I reported a five factor solution that accounted for 53.9% of the variance. The five factors were: Accident prevention, Threats to safety, Competence, Chemical Knowledge, and Training. Hierarchical regression analysis showed support for the hypothesis that both safety climate explains unique variance in occupational illness beyond what is explained by exposure to hazards. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc T55
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial safety
dc.subject.lcsh Corporate culture
dc.subject.lcsh Occupational diseases
dc.subject.lcsh Offshore oil industry -- Norway
dc.title The role of safety climate and exposure to environmental hazards on occupational illness en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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