Safety culture: a new integrated look at the traditional concept

Andrey Kuzmin, Elena Rodionova

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The aim of this study is to examine the concept of safety culture (SC) of organizations and workers. Since first introduction of this term after Chernobyl accident, a vast amount of studies was conducted over the last 3 decades. However, the common view has not been provided yet - there is still a considerable controversy surrounding the definition and possible models of this phenomenon. A number of recent authoritative reviews declares the need of providing the integrated model of SC including the aspects of organizational processes, cultural components, psychological factors and health issues. In our study, we consider the SC using both traditional views and workers’ implicit attitudes to health and disease which is relatively new approach. It was already found by us earlier that individuals with negative implicit attitude both to heath and disease tend to provoke more accidents in organizations. Thus, this complex approach brings about new prospects in SC issue examination by better and deeper understanding of employee individual characteristics, attitudes, behavior which contributes to overall company performance.
Translated title of the contributionКультура безопасности: новый комплексный взгляд на традиционную концепцию
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Research Conference “GSOM Emerging Markets Conference-2020”
StatePublished - Nov 2020
EventGSOM Emerging Markets Conference 2020
St. Petersburg, Russia | November 11-18, 2020
- СПбГУ, СПб, Russian Federation
Duration: 11 Nov 202018 Nov 2020


ConferenceGSOM Emerging Markets Conference 2020
St. Petersburg, Russia | November 11-18, 2020
Abbreviated titleGSOM EMC 2020
CountryRussian Federation
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  • Safety Culture
  • Implicit Attitudes
  • Accidents


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