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Measuring Safety Attitudes
Accidents = 210 Personnel = 186

Measuring Safety Attitudes

Four companies representing four separate industries (Chemical, Food Processing-Bakery, Gas Service, Transport-Bricks) participated in an insurance benchmarking project. The project was to test the ARM-Q ability across four industries to identify those personnel with lower Attitudinal Safety Awareness (ASA). The ARM-Q measures factors associated with the propensity for human error accidents and injuries due to higher risk personnel's inability or unwillingness to follow safety systems, procedures and training.

The third of personnel who scored at highest risk across all four companies had 140 (67%) of the total 210 accidents compared to 57 (27%) of the accidents by the average scoring third and only 12 (06%) of the accidents from the third of personnel who scored at lower risk.

Clearly the ARM-Q demonstrated its ability to identify the attitudinal and conceptual factors associated with unsafe behaviour leading to more human error accidents and injuries.

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