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Understanding the influences on electricians’ safety decisions

  • Feb 16, 2021
Understanding the influences on electricians’ safety decisions

Ivey’s Laurel Austin and her team of researchers explore what influences individuals to engage in unsafe work practices. They conduct in-depth interviews with Ontario’s electricians and find why individuals risk their safety by leaving the electrical energy on. Read more here

Austin, L., Kovacs, D., Thorne, S., Moody, J.R.K., 2020, Using grounded theory and mental modeling to understand influences on electricians’ safety decisions: Toward an integrated theory of why electricians work energizedSafety Science, October, 130. Article ID 104826