Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Human Resource Education and Workforce Development

Document Type



The purpose of this study was to measure the safety climate, safe behaviors, and EMR, of construction companies in southeastern Louisiana, and to measure selected demographic variables of construction workers employed at these companies. Two hundred and eight workers from twenty nine construction companies agreed to participate in the study. The Safety Climate Survey (SCS) was utilized to measure the safety climate level and safe behaviors of participants and collect selected demographic variables. Additionally, companies were asked to provide their Experience Modification Rates and North American Industry Classification System codes. A six-item Likert-type scale was utilized to measure safety climate perceptions and safe behavior experiences. Responses suggest that participants’ overall perceptions of their companies’ safety climates were good and that this did correlate to safe behavior at their respective companies. A small negative correlation was detected between education levels and Experience Modification Rates. A multiple regression analysis revealed that the variables safe behavior and safety coordinator explained 36.2% of the variance in safe behavior. A second multiple regression analysis revealed that the variable of education level explained 4.4% of the variance in Experience Modification Rates.



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Committee Chair

Kotrlik, Joe