Behavioral modification applied to occupational safety

M. J. Smith, W. K. Anger, S. S. Uslan

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Behavioral science approaches show promise for improving worker safety performance. In particular, the use of positive reinforcement to increase specific safe work patterns appears to be quite effective. Nevertheless, a number of methodological and procedural problems can arise when using these techniques in industry that may hinder their effectiveness. Further efforts should be aimed at tailoring these approaches for industrial use so that such procedural problems can be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-88
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Safety Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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