Safety leadership and safety performance in petrochemical industries: The mediating role of safety climate

Tsung Chih Wu, Shu Hsuan Chang, Chi Min Shu, Chien Tsun Chen, Chien Peng Wang

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This study examines the relationship among three latent variables: safety leadership, safety climate, and safety performance. Employees from 23 plants in seven departments of a petrochemical company in central Taiwan completed a questionnaire survey. From this, a sample of 521 responses was randomly selected. Structural equation modeling (SEM) analysis using the AMOS 5.0 was employed to test the hypothesized model relating the above-mentioned variables. The results indicate that the model was supported, and that safety climate mediated the relationship between safety leadership and performance. Practical implications of these results for process safety management in the petrochemical industries are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-721
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Food Science
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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