عنوان مقاله [English]
The concept of perceived organizational support (POS) has received considerable attention in the literature. However, little attention has been paid to this construct within safety field of study. This study is designed to fill the void in our knowledge about the relationship between perceived organizational support and safety. This study is based on three premises: (1) Perceived organizational support for safety (POSS) is associated with safety-related events, (2) providing safety training increases workers’ perception of organizational support. A sample of employees working in a large manufacturing firm, Isfahan Steel Company, completed the survey questionnaire. The questionnaire included perceived organizational support for safety and safety-related events measures. Data were analyzed using ANCOVA and correlation analyses. Results provided support for the research hypotheses. Findings suggest that improving employees’ perception of organizational support decreases safety-related events which in turn can reduce the frequency of accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the organizations.