Performance Implications of Safety Training

Sari Tappura, Aki Jääskeläinen, Julius Pirhonen

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Safety management practices aim to improve working conditions and safety performance. Safety training can positively affect employees’ safety knowledge, safety motivation, safety compliance and safety participation, which are the main factors of safety performance. Several models for evaluating safety training effectiveness have been suggested. The aim of this paper is to study how employees’ safety performance can improve after safety training intervention. The effects on safety performance were studied in two units of a case company based on a questionnaire and selected indicators. A descriptive analysis was performed with the data gathered. Based on the survey (n = 45), some improvements in safety knowledge, attitudes, behavior and safety performance can be found. Indicator data also show a positive trend during the studied period. The amount of preventive actions has increased, and the number of injuries has decreased. This study contributes to the current knowledge on evaluating the performance implications of safety training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Safety Management and Human Performance
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conferences on Safety Management and Human Factors, and Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance, July 25-29, 2021, USA
EditorsPedro M. Arezes, Ronald L. Boring
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-80288-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-80287-5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2021
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics - Virtual, United States
Duration: 25 Jul 202129 Jul 2021
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3370


ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Abbreviated titleAHFE 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • Occupational safety and health
  • Safety training
  • Safety performance
  • performance measurement

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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