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Determinants of Occupational Safety Culture in Hospitals and other Workplaces—Results from an Integrative Literature Review

Institute of Occupational and Social Medicine and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Tübingen, 72074 Tübingen, Germany
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(18), 6588; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186588
Received: 6 August 2020 / Revised: 7 September 2020 / Accepted: 8 September 2020 / Published: 10 September 2020
Background: The aim of the present study was to obtain an overview of occupational safety culture by assessing and mapping determinants in different workplaces (hospital workplaces and workplaces in construction, manufacturing, and other industry sectors) using an already established theoretical framework with seven clusters developed by Cornelissen and colleagues. We further derived implications for further research on determinants of occupational safety culture for the hospital workplace by comparing the hospital workplace with other workplaces. Methods: We conducted an integrative literature review and searched systematically for studies in four research databases (PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL, and PsycINFO). The search was undertaken in 2019, and updated in April 2020. Results of the included studies were analyzed and mapped to the seven clusters proposed by Cornelissen and colleagues. Results: After screening 5566 hits, 44 studies were included. Among these, 17 studies were conducted in hospital workplaces and 27 were performed in other workplaces. We identified various determinants of an occupational safety culture. Most studies in hospital and other workplaces included determinants referring to management and colleagues, to workplace characteristics and circumstances, and to employee characteristics. Only few determinants in the studies referred to other factors such as socio-economic factors or to content relating to climate and culture. Conclusions: The theoretical framework used was helpful in classifying various determinants from studies at different workplaces. By comparing and contrasting results of studies investigating determinants at the hospital workplace with those addressing other workplaces, it was possible to derive implications for further research, especially for the hospital sector. To date, many determinants for occupational safety culture known from workplaces outside of the healthcare system have not been addressed in studies covering hospital workplaces. For further studies in the hospital workplace, it may be promising to address determinants that have been less studied so far to gain a more comprehensive picture of important determinants of an occupational safety culture in the hospital sector. View Full-Text
Keywords: integrative review; occupational safety culture; workplaces; hospital integrative review; occupational safety culture; workplaces; hospital
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Wagner, A.; Schöne, L.; Rieger, M.A. Determinants of Occupational Safety Culture in Hospitals and other Workplaces—Results from an Integrative Literature Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6588. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186588

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Wagner A, Schöne L, Rieger MA. Determinants of Occupational Safety Culture in Hospitals and other Workplaces—Results from an Integrative Literature Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(18):6588. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186588

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Wagner, Anke, Ladina Schöne, and Monika A. Rieger 2020. "Determinants of Occupational Safety Culture in Hospitals and other Workplaces—Results from an Integrative Literature Review" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 18: 6588. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186588

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