Nordic Occupational Safety Climate Questionnaire (NOSACQ-50)

Author of Tool: 

Kines, Pete; Lappalainen, Mikkelsen, Pousette, Tharaldsen, Tómasson, Törner

Key references: 

Kines, Lappalainen, Mikkelsen, Pousette, Tharaldsen, Tómasson, Törner (2011). Nordic Safety Climate Questionnaire (NOSACQ-50): a new tool for measuring occupational safety climate. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 41, 634-646.

Primary use / Purpose: 

Safety Climate Survey - to measure workers' perceptions of management and workgroup safety related policies, procedures and practices. Applicable to a wide variety of sectors and job groups.


Currently available in 23 languages (see website ).

Seven safety climate dimensions containing a total of 50 items:
1) Management safety commitment and ability (9 items)
2) Management safety empowerment (7 items)
3) Management safety justice (6 items)
4) Employees' commitment to safety (6 items)
5) Employees’ safety priority and absence of risk acceptance (7 items)
6) Learning, communication and trust (8 items)
7) Trust in efficacy of safety systems (7 items)



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