A Study on the Safety Climate and Worker's Safe Work Behavior in Construction Site

건설현장의 안전 분위기와 작업자 안전행동에 관한 실증적 연구

  • Choi, Soo-Il (Graduate School of Venture, Hoseo University) ;
  • Kim, Hong (Department of Safety System Engineering, Hoseo University)
  • 최수일 (호서대학교 벤처전문대학원) ;
  • 김홍 (호서대학교 안전시스템공학과)
  • Published : 2006.10.31


In recent years, the most safety studies have been focused on identifying the relationship between safety climate and safe work behavior in accordance with the awareness that prime causes of accidents are organizational, managerial, and human factors rather than pure technical failures across the world. This study focused empirical research aimed at finding out the safety climate factors and examining the relationships of the safety climate and safe work behavior in construction site in Korea, too. A 10 numbers of safety climate factors were adapted from the Mohamed's study(2002) and tested using PLS-GRAPH 3.0 expecting same results as Mohamed' study. And then the relationship between safety climate and safe work behavior was examined. Only two safety climate factors-personal risk appreciation and worker's safety competence-were found and a strong positive relationship between safety climate and safe work behavior was identified in this study. Discussed in details about the results and implications and suggested further studies.


safety climate;safe work behavior;personal risk appreciation;worker's safety competence


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