The paper 'Soprano’ s Company and HR Management" is a good example of a management case study. In this report, we will analyze Soprano’ s company and the 5 keys the HR management is recommended to implement during the next year. The changes will improve the well-being of the company and service for its prosperity. The relation between safety climate components and safety levels has been observed in other studies. Brown and Holmes14 explored safety climate measurement in two groups of employees having and having not being involved in accidents at work. They observed clear differences in levels of safety climate perception in both groups, although their observations were cross-sectional; as pointed out by these authors, physical trauma may influence a posteriori employees’ perception of management concern about safety at work, the temporal relation being uncertain.
Company policy towards safety was found to be the main determinant of safety climate in a study carried out on employees of three airport companies. 5 In this study, the companies with higher safety levels, measured by the frequency of incidents/accidents during the previous 12 months, also had higher scores in the safety climate.
However, the researchers discussed the difficulties of properly measuring “ safety level” in the companies, a recurrent problem in occupational health and safety evaluation. It should be noted that data from these previous studies are also cross-sectional. Besides validation of workers’ report of safety climate levels at their workplace, intervention studies improving safety climate at selected companies and measuring workers’ behaviour towards safety before and after the intervention will strongly help to further clarify the relations between safety climate, safety levels, and workers’ behaviour regarding safety at work. This study was focused on the pottery industry in Castellon, a sector with particular features.
In fact, the pottery industry is a modern industry compared to other industrial sectors in the area. In this context, the mean safety climate index could be considered as particularly high (61% of the workers rated SCI ⩾70), a somewhat surprising finding for a country exhibiting the highest rates of occupational accidents in Europe.
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