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Operating theatre human factors questionnaire

The Operating Theatre human factors questionnaire is based upon the Naval Aviator Human Factors Questionnaire and a human factors knowledge questionnaire designed for U.S Naval aviation (also listed in MIDSS).

The questionnaire consists of 23 attitude items, and eight knowledge questions. The attitude items are divided into four scales: 'my stress’ (the consideration of, and possible compensation for, stressors in oneself), ‘stress of others’ (the consideration of, and possible compensation for, stressors in other team members), ‘communication ‘(encompasses communication of intent...

Author of Tool: 
O’Connor, Keogh, & Ryan

Command Safety Assessment Survey (CSAS)

The 61 item Command Safety Assessment Survey (CSAS) were developed by researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. It is completed online periodically by U.S Naval aviators. The questionnaires were based upon a conceptual model of Organisational Safety Effectiveness (MOSE) that identified five major areas relevant to organizations in managing risk and developing a climate to reduce accidents in High Reliability Organisations. The five MOSE areas are:

  • Process auditing – a system of ongoing checks to monitor hazardous conditions
  • Reward system –...

Author of Tool: 
Naval Postgraduate School

Surface Warfare Officer Human Factors Attitudes Questionnaire


The revised 22 item Naval Aviator Human Factors (NAHF) questionnaire (also listed in the MIDSS) was adapted for Surface Warfare Officers(SWOs). The questionnaire consisted of four proposed factors:

  • My stress- emphasises the consideration of- and possible compensation for- stressors in oneself.
  •  Stress of others- emphasises the consideration of- and possible compensation for- stressors in other team members
  • Communication- encompasses communication of intent and plans, delegation of tasks and assignment of responsibilities, and the monitoring of team...

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Offshore Human Factors Questionnaire

The Offshore Attitude Questionnaire (OAQ) consisted of 30 items designed to elicit attitudes regarding decision making, situation awareness, communication, and personal limitations. It was based on the Cockpit Management Attitude Questionnaire (CMAQ) designed by Gregorich, Helmreich and Wilhelm (1990). It was used pre and post- crew resource management training to assess whether the training had an effect on the attitudes of participants.

Author of Tool: 
O'Connor and Flin

Stressors and Injury for Construction Workers

This questionnaire consists of 47 items that elicit information on the respondent's job-task demands, organizational stressors that they may encounter, and their exposure to, or protection from, work-related stressors. It also collates information on psychological and physical symptoms, injuries, and near-miss incidents. It is founded on a stress-injury model and has been used to test whether work stressors could be related, either directly or indirectly through the mediating effects of physical or psychological symptoms/strain, to self-reported injuries or near miss incidents.

Author of Tool: 
Goldenhar, L. M., Williams, L. J., & Swanson, N. G.

Personal Growth Initiative Scale (PGIS)

Personal growth initiative is a person's active and intentional involvement in changing and developing as a person. The PGIS consists of nine items that are rated on a Likert scale from 1 = Strongly Disagree to 6 = Strongly Agree. Item scores are summed to obtain a total PGI score. There is evidence that the PGIS is strongly positively related to psychological well-being and negatively related to psychological distress.

Author of Tool: 
Christine Robitschek, Ph.D.

Personal Growth Initiative Scale II (PGIS-II)

The Personal Growth Initiative Scale-II (PGIS-II), includes 4 subscales: Readiness for Change, Planfulness, Using Resources, and Intentional Behavior.

Author of Tool: 
Robitschek, C., Ashton, M. W., Spering, C. C., Geiger, N., Byers, D., Schotts, G. C., & Thoen, M

Road Maintenance Workers’ Perceptions of Safety Climate

This self-administered questionnaire has been used with truck drivers, operators of road scrapers, tractor drivers, wheel loader operators, and maintenance operators. The variables assessed include the attitudes of supervisors, the attitudes of coworkers, the respondent's own attitudes, the respondent's own actions, the effects of feedback, the effects of knowledge and instructions, the effects of manner of instructing, the effects of judgement and attentiveness, the impact of errors of others, and the importance of one's own professional skills.

Author of Tool: 
Niskanen, T.

Safety Climate for Road Workers and Supervisors

The questionnaire has been administered to both workers and supervisors in road maintenance, road and bridge construction, and central repair shops. It assesses safe work habits in production and performance, responsibility, indifference towards safety, individual communication, emphasizing cost-effectiveness or safety, and feedback. Extra items are provided for both supervisors and workers that assess giving and monitoring of instructions, clarity of instructions, safety inspections, diversity of work, importance of work, independence of work, discussions with workmates, personal...

Author of Tool: 
Niskanen, T.

Risk assessments and Safety Management in Workplaces

The questionnaire has been administered to both employers and workers. It solicits information on the employer/worker's company, the company's familiarity with the occupational safety and health (OSH) directive, the respondent's familiarity with OSH, whether the prerequisites for safe and healthy work are being met in the respondent's workplace, how safety management is being realised in their workplace, how OSH legislation has improved or changed safety practices in their workplace, how risk assessments are being carried out in their workplace, how the results of risk assessments are...

Author of Tool: 
Niskanen, T.