Moderating Effect of Consideration of Future Safety Consequences on the Relationship between Safety Management Practices and Safety Performance among Health care Workers: A Conceptual Analysis

Munir Shehu Mashi
2014 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
The healthcare workers faced serious challenges while dedicated their lives, providing lifesaving services to the patients, such as the risk of contracting infection from blood borne viruses (BBV), mainly contracted through the need stick and splashes of blood into the eye, mouth nose or poor waste management among others. However, relatively few studies have attempted to consider the relationship between safety management practices and safety performance. Even if any, there are inconsistencies
more » ... in the findings. Hence, a moderating variable is suggested. Despite the effort by management to ensure safety, there are a lot of reports on noncompliance among health care workers. The aim of this paper is to provide a conceptual analysis of the moderating effect of consideration of future safety consequences (CFSC) on the relationship between safety management practices and safety performances in Nigerian hospitals. This conceptual analysis suggests that hospitals that adopt good management practices with individuals of higher CFSC are likely to show higher safety performance. This paper provides a hypothesis that will guide future researchers in the country and offer suggestion for Hospital Administrators to improve safety performance of their organization.
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v4-i6/970 fatcat:ad4fs3l7xzamha5haoxz7ob24q