Occupational safety in China: Safety climate and its influence on safety-related behavior

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Zhu, Cherrie Jiuhua, Fan, Di, Fu, Gui and Clissold, Gemma (2010) Occupational safety in China: Safety climate and its influence on safety-related behavior. China Information, 24 (1). pp. 27-59. ISSN 0920-203X (print) 1741-590X (online)


The improvement of health and safety standards within the organizational context is an important issue of global concern. China’s occupational health and safety (OHS) has increasingly drawn national and international attention as it has not kept pace with its globalization of production and trade. The traditional approach to managing workplace safety in China has focused on the technical aspects of engineering systems and processes, and it has attributed the majority of workplace accidents and injuries to unsafe working conditions instead of the unsafe work practices of employees. However, there has been a fundamental shift in the safety management research carried out in many countries and across diverse industries, which aims to measure the impact of attitudinal, organizational, cultural, and social dimensions on occupational safety. This article examines the relationship between safety climate and safety-related behavior in the Chinese context and draws implications for the management of occupational safety in China.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7524
DOI 10.1177/0920203X09354952
Official URL http://cin.sagepub.com/content/24/1/27.short
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Keywords ResPubID21768, industrial injuries, occupational health and safety (OHS), safety climate, safety culture, safety management, workplace accidents
Citations in Scopus 15 - View on Scopus
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