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The psychology of workplace safety
Barling, Julian.
First edition.
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Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2004]

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xi, 337 pages ; 26 cm
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Fatalities and injuries on the job still occur at unacceptably high rates in both industrial and developing countries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 4.9 million reported workplace injuries in the US in 2001. This work analyzes both the behaviours that lead to accidental injuries in the workplace and the behaviours that can prevent and manage them. In the process, the contributors summarize what is known about the subject, and raise questions for researchers to answer in the future. It is clear that job related injuries are related to poor worker-employer collaboration, lack of safety management systems, poor safety culture, deficient knowledge and training, and lack of incentive-based compensation systems. This work points out the ways in which I/O psychologists can help reduce unintentional workplace injuries.

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Julian Barling and Michael R. FroneAndrew Neal and Mark A. GriffinNick Turner and Sharon K. ParkerTahira M. ProbstMichael Quinlan and Philip BohleCatherine Loughlin and Michael R. FroneMichael R. FroneDavid A. Hofmann and Frederick P. MorgesonRobert R. Sinclair and Lois E. TetrickAnthea Zacharatos and Julian BarlingMichael J. Colligan and Alexander CohenE. Kevin KellowayNiklas Krause and Thomas LundMichael R. Frone and Julian Barling
Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
I. Introduction
Chapter 1. Occupational Injuries: Setting the Stagep. 3
II. Climate, Working Conditions, and Culture
Chapter 2. Safety Climate and Safety at Workp. 15
Chapter 3 The Effect of Teamwork on Safety Processes and Outcomesp. 35
Chapter 4. Job Insecurity: Exploring a New Threat to Employee Safetyp. 63
Chapter 5. Contingent Work and Occupational Safetyp. 81
Chapter 6. Young Workers' Occupational Safetyp. 107
Chapter 7. Alcohol, Drugs, and Workplace Safety Outcomes: A View From a General Model of Employee Substance Use and Productivityp. 127
III. Managing Safety and the Return to Work
Chapter 8. The Role of Leadership in Safetyp. 159
Chapter 9. Pay and Benefits: The Role of Compensation Systems in Workplace Safetyp. 181
Chapter 10. High-Performance Work Systems and Occupational Safetyp. 203
Chapter 11. The Role of Training in Promoting Workplace Safety and Healthp. 223
Chapter 12. Labor Unions and Occupational Safety: Conflict and Cooperationp. 249
Chapter 13. Returning to Work After Occupational Injuryp. 265
IV. Conclusions
Chapter 14. Common Themes and Future Directionsp. 299
Author Indexp. 307
Subject Indexp. 323
About the Editorsp. 337