Development of a Safety Decision-Making Scenario to Measure Worker Safety in Agriculture

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2014-01-01
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Mosher, Gretchen
Keren, Nir
Freeman, Steven
Hurburgh, Charles
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Human factors play an important role in the management of occupational safety, especially in high-hazard workplaces such as commercial grain-handling facilities. Employee decision-making patterns represent an essential component of the safety system within a work environment. This research describes the process used to create a safety decision-making scenario to measure the process that grain-handling employees used to make choices in a safety-related work task. A sample of 160 employees completed safety decision-making simulations based on a hypothetical but realistic scenario in a grain-handling environment. Their choices and the information they used to make their choices were recorded. Although the employees emphasized safety information in their decision-making process, not all of their choices were safe choices. Factors influencing their choices are discussed, and implications for industry, management, and workers are shared.

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This article is from Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 20 (2014): 91–107, doi:10.13031/jash.20.10358. Posted with permission.

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Decision-making, Grain bin, Management, Safety at work
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