NOSACQ-50 Publications

Articles (a selection, in chronological order)

Kines P, Lappalainen J, Mikkelsen KL, Pousette A, Tharaldsen J, Tómasson K & Törner M (2011). Nordic Safety Climate Questionnaire (NOSACQ-50): a new tool for measuring occupational safety climate. Int. J. Industrial Ergonomics, 41, 634-646.

Kjestveit K, Tharaldsen J & Holte KA (2011). Young and strong: What influences injury rates within building and construction? Safety Science Monitor, 15(2), article no. 5, 1-15.

Larsson A, Karlqvist L, Westerberg M & Gard G (2012). Identifying workability promoting factors for home care aids and assistant nurses. BMS Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13(1), 1-11.

Guldenmund F, Cleal B & Mearns K (2013). An exploratory study of migrant workers and safety in three European countries. Safety Science, 52, 92-99. 

Bergh M, Shahriari M & Kines P (2013). Occupational safety climate and shift work. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 31(1), 403-408.

Yousefi Y, Jahangiri M, Choobineh A, Tabatabaei SH, Nowrozi A (2013). Validity and Reliability of the Persian (Farsi) Version of Nordic Safety Climate Questionnaire (NOASACQ-50). J Health System Research 2013; 9(8):812-818.

Yosefi Y, Jahangiri M, Choobineh A, Tabatabaei H,  Keshavarzi S,  Shams A,  Mohammadi Y (2016) Validity Assessment of the Persian Version of the Nordic Safety Climate Questionnaire (NOSACQ-50): A Case Study in A Steel Company. Safety and Health at Work, 7(4), 326-330.

Arifin KB, Abudin R, Razman MR, Ismail ZS, Ahmad M (2016). Safety climate assessment on priority, commitment and the efficiency of safety management. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 14(2), 142-146.

Forsell K, Eriksson H, Järvholm B, Lundh M, Andersson E & Nilsson R (2017). Work environment and safety climate in the Swedish merchant fleet. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 90, 161-168.

Marína LS,Lipscomb H, Cifuentesd M & Punnette L (2019). Perceptions of safety climate across construction personnel: Associations with injury rates. Safety Science, 118, 487-496.

Schüler M & Matuszczyk JV (2019). Safety climate in military organizations: A pilot study of an adjusted multi-domain instrument. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 63(1), 1373-1377.

Ensari Özay M, Yılmaz A & Uçan R (2020). Occupational Safety Culture of Accommodation Sector Employees in Balıkesir Province: NOSACQ-50 Survey. International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 6(2), 186-193.

Brandt M, Sundstrup E, Andersen LL, Wilstrup NM & Ajslev JZN (2021). Safety climate as a predictor of work ability problems in blue-collar workers: prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 11:e040885;

Kartoğlu C, Senol YE & Kum S (2022). Safety culture of navigators in terms of bridge operations on high-speed crafts. Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs.

Arooj A, Majid M, Alam A & Bilal MF (2022). Assessment of workplace safety climate among power sector employees: A comparative study of cross-culture employer in Pakistan. PLoS ONE, 17(8): e0272976.

Schüler M & Matuszczyk JV (2022). A multi-domain instrument for safety climate: Military safety climate questionnaire (MSCQ) and NOSACQ-50. Safety Science, 154, 105851.

Doctoral and Master theses and Bachelor projects (a selection, in alphabetical order)

Andoh, Mavis (2013). The relationship between leadership style and safety climate: A case study of Goldfields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa-cil plant. Master Thesis. Blekinge Institute of Technology ( download

Bergh, Maria (2011). Safety Climate - An evaluation of the safety climate at AkzoNobel Site Stenungsund. Master Thesis, Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Product and Product Development - Division of Productions Systems, Gothenburgh, Sweden ( download

Bilal, Mian Farooq (2017). Determination of safety climate/culture in power plants using NOSACQ. Master Thesis. Superior College, Lahore, Pakistan ( download

Dorsey, Veatasha (2014). Sociodemographic differences in perceptions of occupational safety climate. Master Thesis. School of Public Health - Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, USA ( download

Jackson, Heather (2021). Benchmarking occupational safety performance of the coal and metalliferous mining industry in New South Wales, Australia. PhD Thesis. The University of Newcastle, Australia ( download

Kartoğlu, Cem (2022). Analysis of relationships among mental workload, situational awareness, and safety culture in terms of bridge navigation operations on high speed crafts. PhD Thesis - abstract in English, Department of Maritime Transportation Engineering, Istanbul Technical University ( download)

Kinik, Yusuf (2010).  Improving Safety Culture - A study performed at KLM Engineering & Maintenance. Master Thesis, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, Department of Maintenance, Reliability Engineering & Safety.

Krogh-Pedersen, Helene & Bjerg, Lars Henrik (2009). Master Thesis. A true safety culture. Master Thesis. Technical University of Denmark, Department of Management Engineering.

Larsen, Michael & Simonsen, Peter (2009). National expectations towards safety. (Nationale forventninger til sikkerhed - In Danish). Master Thesis. Technical University of Denmark, Department of Management Engineering.

Larsson, Agneta (2011). Identifying, describing and promoting health and work ability in a workplace context. PhD Thesis. Department of Health Sciences, Division of Health and Rehabilitation, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden ( download

Mufidah, Ilma (2012). Safety climate evaluation in Indonesian ship building industries. Bachelor project. Industrial Engineering Department, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), Surabaya, Indonesia ( download

Prasetio, Fatih Dani (2012). The use of comparative test in safety climate assessment and the design of NOSACQ-50 questionnaire software. Bachelor project. Occupational Safety and Health Engineering Department, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), Surabaya, Indonesia ( download abstract

Ryan, Blaine (2021). Safety in Data Centre Construction: An investigation into safety climate and its relationship with safety performance. Master Thesis. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland ( download

Schüler, Martin (2022). Safety climate in a military organization. PhD Thesis. University West, Trollhättan, Sweden ( download )

Ware, Brandy A. Farris (2014). The relationship between affective organizational commitment and organizational safety climate: A quantitative correlational study. PhD thesis (3621448), Capella University, Ann Arbor ( download

Other publicised studies (a selection, in alphabetical order)

Guldenmund F, Chen M, Cleal B & Mearns K (2010). The relationship between accidents of foreign workers and their cultural background; an exploratory study. Delft University of Technology. Netherlands.

Harries J, Ford J & Kirby N. (2018) Translating into Practice the Recommendations of a Safety Climate Theory-Based Evaluation of Services Provided by Disability Support Workers. In: Leung MT., Tan LM. (eds) Applied Psychology Readings. Springer, Singapore, 263-279.

Heffernan C, Harries J & Kirby N (2018) Theoretical Components of Workplace Safety Climate and Their Implications for Practice. In: Leung MT., Tan LM. (eds) Applied Psychology Readings. Springer, Singapore, 217-237.

Bergh M (2013). (An evaluation of safety climate among some of IPS's member companies). En utvärdering av säkerhetsklimat bland några av IPS medlemsföretag. COWI, Sweden. (In Swedish with English abstract). ( download report )

Vu T, & De Cieri H (2015). A review and evaluation of safety culture and safety climate measurement tools (pp. 68). Monash University: WorkSafe Victoria ( download

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