Vol. 7 No. 4-5 (2013)

Safety culture measurements results in the agricultural sector

Published December 30, 2013
László Terjék
University of Debrecen, Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences Faculty of Applied Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Management and Organization Science, Department of Logistics and Organization


Terjék, L. . (2013). Safety culture measurements results in the agricultural sector. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 7(4-5), 143–150. https://doi.org/10.19041/APSTRACT/2013/4-5/20

The author examined the safety culture and in relation to that the safety and health-related human factors. The examination was conducted primarily in the agricultural sector. Safety culture is also a key factor in business life especially in productive sectors. Basically, it determines the general work safety and occupational hazard situations, which may have an impact on business, competitiveness, and efficiency, and also employee satisfaction.The concept of safety culture is new in the applied sciences. Scientific investigations of safety culture are diverse, varying by country, science background and economic sphere. The author has created a dimension-model, which organically reflects the relations of safety culture within an organization, projected mainly on conditions in Hungary. Some safety culture dimensions have been also examined on the basis of international safety culture research methodology. The author investigated some safety culture dimensions on the basis of international safety culture research methodology. This method is suitable to investigate the status of the relevant safety culture dimensions at agricultural organizations. It has possibilities, in the course of safety culture operationalization, to mark out dimensions which as elements of organization culture are suitable for denotation of safety culture. In this paper the author publishes some of his results about the examined 18 agricultural enterprises. The author used a self-made questionnaire for the interviews. In the questionnaire he used Likert-type scale to measure the qualitative elements of the dimensions.