Research on the factors affecting safety behavior based on interpretative structural modeling

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Abstract

The study of employee production safety behavior should begin with the key influential factors. This paper aims to find the factors affecting small and medium-sized enterprises’ employees’ safety production behavior and analyze the hierarchical structure relationship among these factors. Then based on the study results, some countermeasures and suggestions are put forward to prevent and control the unsafe behavior of small and medium-sized enterprises (SEMs). This paper first makes an in-depth study on the influential factors of SMEs’ employee safety behavior. Then the paper establishes interpretative structural model by using interpretative structural modeling method to analyze the hierarchical structure relationship among the factors and to find out the direct actors, critical factors and root factors, which is beneficial to study the influential path of employee safety behavior. Based on the root factors, critical factors and direct actors, some countermeasures and suggestions from the prospective of enterprise and the government are put forward to prevent and control the unsafe behavior of SEMs, which have important referential value and referential significance for the SMEs to prevent and control employees’ unsafe production behavior.

Keywords

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Employee safety production behavior Interpretative structural modeling (ISM) Influential factors 

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Acknowledgements

The research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71603181), the Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning project of Tianjin (Grant No. TJSR16-004).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ManagementTianjin University of TechnologyTianjinChina

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