The Institute’s Safety Climate team will be giving a presentation at the December chapter meeting for the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Columbia-Willamette Chapter on Thursday, December 10 from 11:30am to 1:00pm PT. ASSP is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals. For more than 100 years, ASSP has provided education, standards development, advocacy and a professional community to support the advancement of occupational safety and health professionals. They are dedicated to creating safe work environments by preventing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
Safety climate refers to the workers’ shared perceptions of the organization’s policies, procedures and practices as they relate to the value, importance, and actual priority of safety within the organization. Safety Climate is a snapshot of an organization’s perceived “state of safety,” at a point in time. Across many industries, a positive safety climate is associated with fewer accidents, higher job satisfaction, less turnover and greater worker well-being.
In this presentation, Dr. Emily (Yueng-hsiang) Huang, Ph.D. will discuss several safety climate research and consulting projects and collaborations with safety climate experts such as Dr. Zohar, and the valid and reliable scales she has developed over her career. Safety climate team member, Anna Kelly will discuss their lab’s current applied industry collaborations and the lab’s ongoing and developing research projects.
There is no cost for the event, however attendees must register in advance at the ASSP Columbia-Willamette Chapter website.
Additional resources to learn more about the Safety Climate Lab:
- Dr. Huang’s Safety Climate Lab page
- Listen to What’s Work Got To Do With It? podcast episode featuring the Safety Climate Lab.
- Read about Dr. Huang’s partners in the construction industry
- Safety Climate Lab’s COVID -19 Safety Climate Assessment and Total Worker Health Climate Survey opportunities