Management of Safety and Quality and the Relationship with Employee Decisions in Country Grain Elevators

dc.contributor.author Keren, Nir
dc.contributor.author Freeman, Steven
dc.contributor.author Mosher, Gretchen
dc.contributor.author Hurburgh, Charles
dc.contributor.author Hurburgh, Charles
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
dc.date 2018-02-13T03:41:36.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:39:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:39:36Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2012
dc.date.embargo 2012-12-07
dc.date.issued 2012-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Human factors play an important role in the management of safety and quality in an agricultural work environment. Although employee actions and decisions have been identified as a key component of successful occupational safety programs and quality management programs, little attention has been given to the employees’ role in these types of programs. This research explored two safety relationships that have theoretical connections but little previous research: the relationship between safety climate and quality climate, and the relationship of the safety and quality climates between the organizational level and the group level within a workplace. Survey data were collected at three commercial grain handling facilities from 177 employees. Employees also participated in safety and quality decision-making simulations. Significant positive predictions were noted for safety and quality climate. Decision-making predictions are also discussed. This research suggests that organizational safety is an important predictor of group safety. In addition, recognizing the larger role that supervisors play in group workplace behavior, more should be done to increase employee perceptions of group-level involvement in quality climate to promote more quality-oriented decision-making by employees.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <a href="http://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?aid=41957&t=3&dabs=Y&redir=&redirType=" target="_blank"><em>Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health</em></a>, 18, no. 3 (2012): 195–215.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Grain handling
dc.subject.keywords Grain quality
dc.subject.keywords Worker safety
dc.title Management of Safety and Quality and the Relationship with Employee Decisions in Country Grain Elevators
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