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South African Journal of Industrial Engineering

versión On-line ISSN 1012-277X


JANSE VAN RENSBURG, N.J.; BARKHUIZEN, E.N.  y  STANZ, K.J.. Exploring the safe human mindset of production leaders of a platinum mine. S. Afr. J. Ind. Eng. [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.1, pp. 178-190. ISSN 1012-277X.

The aim of this research was to determine the safety mindset of managers, shift bosses, and miners as the production leaders in a South African platinum mine. The Safe Human Mindset Measuring Instrument (SHMI) was administered among a purposive selected sample of managers, shift bosses and miners (N=106). Results showed significant differences between managers and miners in terms of relationship credibility, climate, trust, caring support, ownership, physical work environment, and attitude to safety. Significant differences were also found between managers and shift bosses in terms of trust and caring support, and between shift bosses and miners in terms of ownership. Practical implications are discussed and recommendations are made.

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