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Chapter 28: Psychology of Workplace Safety: A Thematic Review and Some Possibilities1
The prevalence of workplace injuries and fatalities suggests that safety in organizations should be a primary concern for both organizational researchers and practitioners. In calculating occupational injuries in 175 countries worldwide, Hämäläinen and colleagues (2006) estimated that 264 million workplace injuries occurred in 1998, with more than 700,000 workers a day suffering a workplace injury causing absence of three days or more.
Given such overwhelming statistics, it is not surprising that workplace safety has captured the attention of researchers from a range of social scientific and biomedi-cal disciplines connected to organizational behavior. For example, social and applied psychologists have examined how various individual, group, and organizational factors ...