The relationships between the use of smart mobile technology, safety knowledge and propensity to follow safe practices at work

Andrzej Jan Olak , Waldemar Karwowski , Przemysław Tomczyk , Jan Fazlagić , Paweł Gac , Hubert Hejduk , Sylvia Sobolewska , Erman Çakıt , Omar A. Alrehaili


The main objective of this study was to investigate the relationships between the use of smart technology (mobile phones) and the implicit (tacit) and explicit safety knowledge of employees and their propensity to follow safe practices at work. A survey was performed with seven constructs: (a) use of mobile technology; (b) tacit safety knowledge; (c) explicit safety knowledge of unsafe behaviors; (d) attitudes toward safety: emotional aspects; (e) safety culture: behavioral and psychological aspects of work; (f) safety culture: aspects of work; (g) safety culture: regulations at work. Workers from three manufacturing companies located in southeastern Poland completed a paper-based survey. The results revealed that using mobile technology positively influenced the explicit safety knowledge of employees, as well as their assessed safety culture, in terms of behavioral aspects and their attitudes toward safety expressed through the psychological aspects of safety culture.
Author Andrzej Jan Olak
Andrzej Jan Olak,,
, Waldemar Karwowski
Waldemar Karwowski,,
, Przemysław Tomczyk
Przemysław Tomczyk,,
, Jan Fazlagić (WZ / KBRiU)
Jan Fazlagić,,
- Department of Research Markets and Services
, Paweł Gac
Paweł Gac,,
, Hubert Hejduk
Hubert Hejduk,,
, Sylvia Sobolewska
Sylvia Sobolewska,,
, Erman Çakıt
Erman Çakıt,,
, Omar A. Alrehaili
Omar A. Alrehaili,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, e-ISSN 2376-9130, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishbezpieczeństwo, wiedza ukryta, edukacja młodych ludzi, szkolnictwo zawodowe
Keywords in Englishsafety, tacit knowledge, youth education, vocational training
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 3311 Safety Research; 2213 Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 08-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.861; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.648 (2) - 2017=0.873 (5)
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