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Supervisor vs. employee safety perceptions and association with future injury in US limited-service restaurant workers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22405238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: Many studies have found management commitment to safety to be an important construct of safety climate. This study examined the association between supervisor and employee (shared and individual) perceptions of management commitment to safety and the rate of future injuries in limited-service restaurant workers.
METHODS: A total of 453 participants (34 supervisors/managers and 419 employees) from 34 limited-service restaurants participated in a prospective cohort study. Employees' and managers' perceptions of management commitment to safety and demographic variables were collected at the baseline. The survey questions were made available in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese. For the following 12 weeks, participants reported their injury experience and weekly work hours. A multivariate negative binomial generalized estimating equation model with compound symmetry covariance structure was used to assess the association between the rate of self-reported injuries and measures of safety perceptions.
RESULTS: There were no significant relationships between supervisor and either individual or shared employee perceptions of management commitment to safety. Only individual employee perceptions were significantly associated with future employee injury experience but not supervisor safety perceptions or shared employee perceptions.
CONCLUSION: Individual employee perception of management commitment to safety is a significant predictor for future injuries in restaurant environments. A study focusing on employee perceptions would be more predictive of injury outcomes than supervisor/manager perceptions.
Yueng-Hsiang Huang; Santosh K Verma; Wen-Ruey Chang; Theodore K Courtney; David A Lombardi; Melanye J Brennan; Melissa J Perry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1879-2057     ISO Abbreviation:  Accid Anal Prev     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Center for Behavioral Sciences, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, MA, USA.
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