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Work Safety Resources

The Psychology behind Safety - Workers and Leaders
Author: Psych Press
Suitable for: All positions
Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes
Norms: Petrochemical & resource industries
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Work Safety screening and testing

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Description

The Work Safety test has been designed to identify employees who are likely to be involved in workplace accidents, exhibit unsafe behavior and be less aware of hazards in the workplace. The Work Safety test provides a quick, reliable, and scientific online measurement which will allow your organisation to prevent workplace accidents and make effective recruitment, training, retention and management decisions.

Benefits

The Work Safety test was specifically designed to aid in the prevention of workplace accidents. It is also aimed at assisting OH&S and Health Safety Security Environments (HSSE) staff to:

  • Quickly identify people who are at risk of harming themselves or others in the workplace
  • Reduce OH&S / HSSE risks and work accidents (including fatalities, lost time injuries and ‘near misses')
  • Make effective recruitment and retention decisions
  • Efficiently manage human resources by assigning higher-risk individuals to lower-risk environments
  • Increase workplace productivity and efficiency
  • Reduce losses resulting from workplace accidents, including compensation, OH&S insurance premiums, turnover, loss of productivity and loss of income
  • Uphold safety standards and avoid the legal implications of violating work safety regulations
  • Create a safe, risk-free workplace environment

Usage

The Work Safety test has been designed to be used as a general measurement of suitability for employment, with a focus on promoting safe work practices and reducing workplace accidents. It can be implemented as part of a general recruitment process, or used as a tool to inform decisions regarding the necessity of development interventions to improve work safety. It can also be used as part of a training program or workshop, identifying causal issues involved in workplace accidents as part of a preventative approach. Finally the Work Safety test has been is designed to be evidence-based verifiable compliance with legal safety standards.

What the Work Safety Test measures

Personality and cognitive factors such as awareness have proven to be the most effective factors in predicting workplace accidents. Many work safety tests have been based on factors which have since been revealed by research to be irrelevant in predicting work accidents, such as safety perceptions and workplace culture. However, Psych Press' Work Safety test is based on factors shown by research to directly predict workplace accidents. By utilising personality and cognitive factors as predictors, the Work Safety test is a step forward in the assessment of employees' likelihood of experiencing accidents in the workplace.

Work Safety Test scales

The Work Safety Questionnaire is a measure of personality and cognitive factors which have been demonstrated to predict work accidents. These include:

  • Fluid intelligence
  • Conscientiousness
  • Neuroticism
  • Stress tolerance
  • Risk avoidance
  • Cognitive awareness
  • Locus of control
  • Spatial understanding

Technical information

The Work Safety test was developed and normed on employees in a variety of industries and businesses, and has been validated using specific client company industries as part of its implementation. Statistical analyses conducted on the Work Safety test utilizing internal objective work safety data have found the instrument to have high internal consistency and validity.

How to use the Work Safety Test

You can set individuals to complete our Work Safety test by using Psych Press' 24/7 automated ordering system or contacting one of our consultant psychologists. The setup can be done within a couple of minutes.

Once the assessment is set up, an electronic invitation page will be sent to the individual with a unique access code and detailed instructions on how to complete this test online.

To learn more about our Work Safety test, please contact one of our consultant psychologists.




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