An independent study was conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that looked at the relationship between employees' perceptions of various factors that are part of the safety climate of the plants and their near-miss reporting behavior. Subjects included employees from three chemical process plants in the U.S. Results showed that subjects who perceived a more positive management culture towards safety, and subjects who perceived more positive supervisory commitment towards safety were more willing to report near misses. This paper discusses the safety climate literature and the results of the near miss reporting behavior study.
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