Dr. Emily (Yueng-hsiang) Huang, a faculty member at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU, will be recognized in an upcoming systematic network analysis of the first 4 decades of safety climate research globally. The paper by Bamel et al. will appear in Elsevier’s Accident Analysis and Prevention in February 2020.
Dr. Huang is identified as the most prolific author in the safety climate field for the past 38 years. As the authors note, “The most prolific authors … helping identify individual scholars who have a major contribution to the growth and evolution of a research field.” Dr. Huang is credited with having extended the applicability of the safety climate construct to multiple industry contexts and factors such as safety communication, job satisfaction, and employee engagement.
“I am delighted our work has been highlighted for its contributions to the field.” Dr. Huang said. “This has been a truly collaborative experience for me. I thank Dr. Dov Zohar, the recognized ‘founder’ of our field, and all my other research mentors, collaborators, and supports over the years for the progress we’ve made moving safety climate research and workplace safety forward.”
Further extending her research, Dr. Huang plans to incorporate a systems approach with a holistic view of what actions organizations can take after conducting safety climate surveys. She will develop and validate various organizational climate, culture, and safety interventions. “I hope my work can help build a better, healthier, and safer workplace,” she said.
The paper by Bamel et al. can be accessed online first. To learn more about Dr. Huang, who joined the Institute in early 2019, and her lab’s research and consulting work, please visit the following links.
We congratulate Dr. Huang on this significant accomplishment!