8 SCALES IN THE WORKSAFE PREDICTOR MODEL
- Attentional Focus– The ability of an individual to keep their attention focused on a task has also been demonstrated to correlate with occupational safety incident involvement.
- Harm Avoidance– The ability to avoid and manage harmful energies predict workplace safety incidents.
- Personal Work Standards– This scale can be viewed as a measure of conscientious. Conscientiousness relates to an individual’s tendency to strive for achievement, seek improvement, and be deliberate and reliable.
- Operating Care– The acknowledgement of proper and careful use of equipment and procedures is an influential factor.
- Safety Ownership– Those who show an active concern for others’ safety contribute to an overall decrease in workplace safety incidents. Low agreeableness, characterized by a lack of trust, low altruism, and poor group relationships has been demonstrated to predict occupational accidents.
- Safety Trust– Safety climate, as defined as, “open-door policy for hazard and accident reporting, sincere concern for employee well-being, and fairness in accident investigations”
- Stress Response– One of the most researched factors relating to occupational safety incidents has been reaction to and management of stress.
USES FOR THE WORKSAFE PREDICTOR
The WorkSafe Predictor reports on eight scales which identify the different thinking patterns that drive behaviour toward personal safety.