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2013

Dissertations and Theses

Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Personal Protective Clothing: Law Enforcement Officers’ Attitudes And Safety Behavior Assessments Toward High-Visibility Safety Apparel, So Young Song May 2013

Personal Protective Clothing: Law Enforcement Officers’ Attitudes And Safety Behavior Assessments Toward High-Visibility Safety Apparel, So Young Song

Dissertations and Theses

Traffic related fatalities are one of the most common workplace hazards in the law enforcement community. They accounted for approximately 44% of all fatalities within the law enforcement occupational field between 2002 and 2011. Although many law enforcement officers’ deaths are due to being struck by vehicles, these could be prevented with the use of High-Visibility Safety Apparel (HVSA). The importance of raising traffic protective behavior compliance is largely overlooked by misperceptions in the workplace. Relatively few studies have examined HVSA wearing behaviors associated with social psychological human elements. It has still remained unclear as subjective or objective experiences. Proper ...