Safety benchmarking study

Project ID: 7252
Principal Investigator: Christopher Cuhaciyan
Research Topic: Public and Employee Safety
Funded Fiscal Years: 2015, 2016 and 2017
Keywords: None

Research Question

What are the areas of concern in the PNR's Safety Culture that can be influenced to improve the safety of all employees?

Need and Benefit

PNR leadership enacted Safety as a core value in the region and leveraged the Regional Director's Research Priority Area for Science and Technology to better understand the region's safety culture. Policies, personal protective equipment (PPE), work environment, and similar straightforward tools are important and have a strong influence on employee safety and health. In the same way, so can management's, coworker's, and individual's values, beliefs, and behaviors. In fact, all of these attributes combine to have a powerful influence on your safety and health. The challenge is that safety culture is much harder to evaluate in order to support or mitigate, depending on the influence. A professional and experienced third party was brought in to assess the safety culture in the region with the goal of determining if, where, and how improvements to the safety culture could be implemented. Reclamation wants and needs to be comprehensive in it's approach to maximize employee safety and this study aims to fill in the safety culture gap.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Safety Benchmarking Study (final, PDF, 1.8MB)
By James Emery, Carolyn Crump, Ross Emery, Christopher Cuhaciyan
Research Product completed on September 30, 2017

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.

Safety Benchmarking Study (final, PDF, 1.8MB)
By James Emery, Carolyn Crump, Ross Emery, Christopher Cuhaciyan
Research Product completed on September 30, 2017

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.


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