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Employee Involvement to Improve Safety in the Workplace: An Ethical Imperative

Sonny S. Ariss (University of Toledo)

American Journal of Business

ISSN: 1935-5181

Article publication date: 28 October 2003


Companies in general have not lived up to their ethical responsibility in assisting workers in decreasing workrelated accidents and illnesses. This paper presents a systematic four‐stage employee involvement model that was successful in transforming a company’s culture to become a model for preserving workers’ rights to safe working conditions. By changing the prevailing management ideology on safety, the model offers a positive solution to improving workplace safety and morale, while preserving the workers’ rights to be involved in decisions that affect the quality of their lives.



Ariss, S.S. (2003), "Employee Involvement to Improve Safety in the Workplace: An Ethical Imperative", American Journal of Business, Vol. 18 No. 2, pp. 9-16.




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