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Safety 2018, 4(2), 14;

North American Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication and Construction Worker Safety Climate Perception Affected by Job Position

Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Health Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Dizney 215, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475, USA
Plycem USA, LLC, 1001 West Industrial Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802, USA
Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Science, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 1124, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
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Received: 19 January 2018 / Revised: 22 March 2018 / Accepted: 28 March 2018 / Published: 4 April 2018
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Understanding and implementing the results of Safety Climate surveys can assist in decreasing occupational injuries and illnesses. The following article presents findings of a cross-sectional study that assessed the relationship between safety climate perceptions and job position among engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPFC) employees using a 15-item survey. Descriptive statistics (means and frequencies) and an ANACOVA (analysis of covariance) were performed on a saturated model. The study had a 62% response rate. Results indicate a statistically significant in mean safety climate scores between job position among EPFC employees when controlling for years in industry and location type (i.e., construction versus fabrication) [F (9, 603) = 5.28, p < 0.0001, adjusted R-square = 0.07]. Employee perception of safety climate differed based on the employee’s job position (i.e., laborer, foreman, etc.). Project management reported the highest safety climate scores (0.91), followed by supervisors (0.86), technical support employees and foremen (0.84) and laborers (0.81). View Full-Text
Keywords: EPFC; safety climate; job position; worksite subcultures EPFC; safety climate; job position; worksite subcultures
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Pinion, C.; Klyza, J., Jr.; Brewer, S.; Douphrate, D. North American Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication and Construction Worker Safety Climate Perception Affected by Job Position. Safety 2018, 4, 14.

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