The Relationship Between Safety Climate and Recent Accidents: Behavioral Learning and Cognitive Attributions

@article{Desai2006TheRB,
  title={The Relationship Between Safety Climate and Recent Accidents: Behavioral Learning and Cognitive Attributions},
  author={Vinit M. Desai and Karlene H. Roberts and Anthony P. Ciavarelli},
  journal={Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={48},
  pages={639 - 650}
}
Objective: The association between accidents and subsequent work unit safety perceptions was assessed to address cognitive and behavioral changes following accidents. Background: Many studies attempt to predict accident rates using measures of work unit safety, but effects vary considerably. Conversely, this study examined whether recent accidents may be positively associated with work unit safety perceptions, as suggested by behavioral learning mechanisms (increases in safety investments… 

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