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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Understanding How Safety Posters Affect Perception of Safety Culture Using Virtual Reality
by Stewart, Rebecca Ann, M.S., Mississippi State University, 2020, 55; 27833770
Abstract (Summary)

Poster campaigns have been studied before but never in relation to perceived safety culture. Virtual reality was used to study how safety signage, or lack thereof, affects peoples’ perception of a company’s priority of safety, safety awareness, safety culture, and their own

perception of how safe they feel or think a coworker would feel in the environment. There were four virtual scenes used – No Signage, Safety Signs, Safety Posters, and Safety Posters + Safety Signs. The four environments were similar regarding objects, colors, and size; however, the signage on the walls differed in each. Statistical significance was found for each of the five dependent variables tested. Participants scored the scenes using a ten-question survey given after seeing each environment. The results confirm the original hypothesis that safety posters increase the perceived safety culture in an industrial site environment, compared to no signage or only

safety signs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Strawderman, Lesley
Commitee: Carruth, Daniel, Bullington, Stanley
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Industrial and Systems Engineering
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 81/11(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Industrial engineering
Keywords: Safety culture, Safety culture survey, Safety posters, Safety signs, Virtual reality
Publication Number: 27833770
ISBN: 9798643197188
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