Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (6.4 MB)

Title: The Forest Service Safety Survey: results from an employee-wide safety attitude survey

Author: Lane, Vanessa R.; Cordell, Ken; Zarnoch, Stanley J.; Green, Gary T.; Poudyal, Neelam; Fox, Susan;

Date: 2014

Source: e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-191. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 58 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture launched a Safety Journey in 2011 aimed at elevating safety consciousness and practice in the Agency. All employees were required to attend an engagement session during the year to introduce them to the Safety Journey. In September, a survey was launched to help Forest Service leadership better understand employee views concerning the Safety Journey, and generally of safety in the Agency. The survey included 49 statements relating to the content of the engagement sessions. Demographic questions were also included, as well as an opportunity to comment. A total of 11,980 completed surveys were received between September 15, 2011, and March 7, 2012. In general, findings showed that most employees were cautiously optimistic about the Safety Journey, but some degree of skepticism was present in every Agency division. Future efforts should give more emphasis to making the Safety Journey more applicable to office worker, Law Enforcement and Investigations, Washington Office, and Research and Development employees. A significant number of employee comments called for more follow-through by Agency leaders, particularly by providing more financial resources; hiring better qualified personnel; assuring adequate safety equipment; and offering more relevant safety training, such as peer-to-peer mentoring and job-specific training.

Keywords: Employee safety attitudes, employee survey, safety attitude differences, safety attitude dimensions, safety attitude survey, Safety Journey, U.S. Forest Service

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)

XML: View XML

Citation:


Lane, Vanessa R.; Cordell, Ken; Zarnoch, Stanley J.; Green, Gary T.; Poudyal, Neelam; Fox, Susan 2014. The Forest Service Safety Survey: results from an employee-wide safety attitude survey. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-191. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 58 p.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.