The Impact of Employee Trust on the Perceptions of Organizational Safety and Quality

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2010-10-01
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Keren, Nir
Freeman, Steven
Mosher, Gretchen
Keren, Nir
Mosher, Gretchen
Freeman, Steven
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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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Human factors play an important, but often overlooked, role in the management of safety and quality in the work environment. One of these factors is the level of trust employees have in their supervisor and the management of the organization. Anecdotal evidence has linked a stronger safety climate with a more robust quality climate as both programs depend on teamoriented employees who can spot potential issues and correct them on the job. An increased understanding of factors influencing employee perceptions of the priority of safety and quality within the organization is an important consideration when planning safety and quality educational intervention.

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The paper, "The Impact of Employee Trust on the Perceptions of Organizational Safety and Quality" (Gretchen A. Mosher, Nir Keren and Steven A. Freeman), as published in the Proceedings of the ATMAE 2010 Conference (2010 ATMAE Annual Conference, Panama City Beach, FL, October 27–30, 2010)" is a copyrighted publication of ATMAE, the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 This paper has been republished with the authorization of ATMAE, and may be accessed directly from the ATMAE website at http://atmae.org/index.php/conference-20#pastconfpaper.

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