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Unsafe Attitudes Predict Injuries
Injury Hours Lost = 3595 Personnel = 113

Unsafe Attitudes Predict Injuries

Three companies representing three separate industries (Gas Service, Transport-Bricks, Food Processing-Bakery) participated in an insurance benchmarking project. The project was to test the ARM-Q ability across the three 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 one third of personnel who scored at highest risk across all three companies had 2581 (72%) of the total hours lost due to injury compared to 998(28%)of the hours lost by the average scorers and only 16 (.004%) of the total lost hours from those 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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