WIT Press


A NEW SAFETY CULTURE MEASUREMENT TOOL AND ITS APPLICATION



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE-V4-N1-77-86

Volume

Volume 4 (2014), Issue 1

Pages

9

Page Range

77 - 86

Author(s)

LEI WANG & RUISHAN SUN

Abstract

Safety culture has become an important issue in research and industry field due to its latent implications on safety performance. The main aim of this research was to develop a reliable tool to measure organizational safety culture in a quantitative way. First, the dimensions and components of safety culture were analyzed and an integrated safety culture model (ISCM) was developed for describing the two-level structure of safety culture. Second, two forms of safety culture evaluation index system were constructed and every index was described in intrinsic latency and extrinsic indication level. Then the weights of index were determined using the Delphi method and the reliability of the index system was also examined based on data from survey. Third, the fuzzy comprehensive evaluation procedure on safety culture was proposed and the evaluation case was also given. The application case proved the effectiveness and reliability of this measurement tool.

Keywords

Safety culture, measurement tool, evaluation index system