The relationship of safety climate factors, decision making attitude, risk control, and risk estimate in Malaysian radiation facilities

Kasim, Hazmimi and Hassan, Che Rosmani Che and Hamid, Mahar Diana and Emami, Sina Davazdah and Danaee, Mahmoud (2019) The relationship of safety climate factors, decision making attitude, risk control, and risk estimate in Malaysian radiation facilities. Safety Science, 113. pp. 180-191. ISSN 0925-7535

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.11.025

Abstract

Safety culture practices tend to strongly influence workers to control possible risk, make decision, and have a true perception on the risk despite the aim of encouraging safe work environment and reducing the numbers of human errors. The present study assessed the perceptions of the workers on nine safety culture practices as well as the individual risk estimate on the chemical and radiation hazard. In this study, a questionnaire survey was conducted among the workers of nuclear and radiation facilities in Malaysia. In this study, structural equation modelling (SEM) was utilised to analyse the relationship between the variables. The reliability and validity of the measured item was found to be acceptable. Meanwhile, the significant direct path of safety climate factors managed to be shown together with risk control measures, decision making attitude, and individual risk estimate. However, risk control measure and decision-making attitude did not mediate the relationship between safety climate factors and the risk estimate. On the other hand, priority to safety was identified as the most important factor that affects risk estimate, risk control measure, and decision-making attitude. This study also emphasized the requirement of communicative information which can be performed through information sharing, dissemination, and questioning mechanism. Overall, these findings manage to facilitate radiation stakeholders in developing the framework of safety culture practices as well as strengthening the safety management system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk assessment; Safety climate; Safety culture practices; Managing risk; Safety management system
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 09:24
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 09:24
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20055

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