Differences in Safety Climate Perception by Health Care Worker, Work Schedule, and Workplace Characteristics

Published on 2018-08-09T12:00:00Z (GMT) by
<div><p>Safety climate has been associated with patient and health care worker safety and outcomes. However, few studies have examined how perceptions of workplace safety differ by worker, work schedule, and workplace characteristics. Data from 10 168 participants in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers were analyzed. Multivariable regression analyses examined associations among worker and workplace characteristics and items measuring 5 areas of workplace safety perception. Safety climate perception scores were higher (more positive) for dentists and for health care workers who were salaried, were self-employed, worked day shifts and shifts ⩽11 hours, and spent <76% of their time in patient care. A wide range of health care worker, work schedule, and workplace characteristics should be considered in analyses designed to evaluate safety climate and identify potential interventions to improve downstream safety outcomes.</p></div>

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R. Silver, Sharon; M. Boiano, James (2018): Differences in Safety Climate Perception by Health Care Worker, Work Schedule, and Workplace Characteristics. SAGE Journals. Collection.