The aim of the research is to identify how employees of 11 different industrial sectors assess their ability to respond to organizational demands such as time, innovations, guidelines, workload, fatigue and changes (self-evaluations), and to compare these evaluations with those expressed by the managers on the ability of employees to meet the same organizational demands (hetero-evaluations). It is hypothesized that, as the difference between self-evaluations and hetero-evaluations increases, the perceived probability of having an accident also increases. The sample: 202 subjects, including 8 managers. A questionnaire asks: ‘How much do you think you are able do the job according to your ability to manage time, innovations, guidelines, workload, fatigue and changes?’ The answers are expressed on a 5-point rating scale, 1 = not able, 5 = highly able. Managers are asked the same question. They are also asked to assess the level of ability possessed by employees in relation to the previous organizational demands. Regarding the perceived probability of having an accident, the question is: ‘As for your company, indicate a hazardous situation and assess the probability that you and others have a mayor accident or even be subject to death (0 = minimum probability, 100 = highest probability). Analysis of variance supported all hypotheses. The absence of a cross sectional study and the limited sample of managers. How to promote confrontation between managers and workers to prevent accidents. Studying multi-level organization as concurrent causes of accidents.

Safety at work: Perceptions of managers and employees and probability of having an accident at work in 11 different industry sectors

Bellini, Diego;SARTORI, Riccardo;RAPPAGLIOSI, Cristina Maria
2013

Abstract

The aim of the research is to identify how employees of 11 different industrial sectors assess their ability to respond to organizational demands such as time, innovations, guidelines, workload, fatigue and changes (self-evaluations), and to compare these evaluations with those expressed by the managers on the ability of employees to meet the same organizational demands (hetero-evaluations). It is hypothesized that, as the difference between self-evaluations and hetero-evaluations increases, the perceived probability of having an accident also increases. The sample: 202 subjects, including 8 managers. A questionnaire asks: ‘How much do you think you are able do the job according to your ability to manage time, innovations, guidelines, workload, fatigue and changes?’ The answers are expressed on a 5-point rating scale, 1 = not able, 5 = highly able. Managers are asked the same question. They are also asked to assess the level of ability possessed by employees in relation to the previous organizational demands. Regarding the perceived probability of having an accident, the question is: ‘As for your company, indicate a hazardous situation and assess the probability that you and others have a mayor accident or even be subject to death (0 = minimum probability, 100 = highest probability). Analysis of variance supported all hypotheses. The absence of a cross sectional study and the limited sample of managers. How to promote confrontation between managers and workers to prevent accidents. Studying multi-level organization as concurrent causes of accidents.
Safety; Accidents at work
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