Company Sociological Aspects of Institutionalized Accident Prevention in Large Companies

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Diekershoff, Karl-Heinz (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für System- und Konzeptforschung, Köln)
  • Kliemt, Gundolf (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für System- und Konzeptforschung, Köln)
  • Diekershoff, Sibylle (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für System- und Konzeptforschung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer System- und Konzeptforschung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Accidents and injuries
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
  • Abstract

    Attitude to job safety and existence of measures to prevent accidents. Decision-making processes in the system of job safety. Topics: Assessment of accident frequency in the company; proportion of unavoidable accidents; existence of series of accidents; reactions of employees to safety regulations and use of industrial health and safety standards; controversies within the company about accident prevention measures; extent to which informed about company accident statistics, calculation of lost work time and accident costs; frequency of company inspections; effects of the law on continued payment of wages on the accident development; criteria for the selection of the safety official; task area and schooling of the safety official; existence and topics of consultation of the safety committee in the company; characterization of the most frequent accident causes in the company; length of company employment and position held in the company; founding year, legal form, number of employees, proportion of women and proportion of guest workers of the company; type of pay; production structure. Index: degree of institutionalization of the safety system. Demography: age (classified); school education; vocational training; professional career; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1970-12 / 1971-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Management representatives, board members, safety engineers and works councils in 60 large concerns.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey by means of a conversation theme.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 180
The survey was conducted by means of a conversation theme and contains only open questions. The response contents were later encoded as variables and put on machine-readable media.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0678 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Diekershoff, Karl-Heinz; Kliemt, Gundolf; Diekershoff, Sibylle: Betriebssoziologische Aspekte der institutionalisierten Unfallverhütung in Großbetrieben. Dortmund: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Unfallforschung 1972. (Forschungsbericht 9).

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22