Title: Assessing Employee Safety Motivation
Category: Intervention Research
Subcategory: Intervention Research
Currently, there are very few assessment tools for evaluating employees’ motivation to work safely. Understanding what motivates employees to work safely is an important part of changing unsafe behaviour and increasing employee’s participation in safety activities at work. Therefore, this research aims to develop a survey that can be used to assess employees’ safety motivation. The survey will be developed using self-determination theory, a popular theory in psychology explaining human motivation and behaviour. The knowledge gleaned can be used to inform safety improvement strategies.
A main objective of this research is to identify strategies for improving levels of safety motivation.
It is anticipated that this research will help develop leading indicators of safety. In order to evaluate current safety improvement strategies and design future strategies, a comprehensive understanding of safety motivation and methods for evaluating safety motivation are needed. Currently, there is limited knowledge of safety motivation and therefore no appropriate methods for assessing safety motivation. This research is intended to addresses these limitations.
Mark Fleming (St. Mary’s University)