The RMP Safety Inventory is a measure of employee risk and can be used for both staff development and employee selection. Specifically, the RMP identifies poor safety attitudes, safety behaviour (including driving behaviour), safety perception ("propensity to be pressured by the group"), poor impulse control, stress tolerance and conscientiousness.
The RMP Safety Inventory examines:
People who score high on this scale believe that they are generally 'lucky' and tend to treat safety rules in regulations in contempt. These individuals believe that adhering to standard safety procedures has little effect on accident prevention.
People who score high on this scale admit to behaving in an unsafe manner and being 'risk takers'. Items from this scale examine track record for following safety rules and regulations. As past behaviour is often a good predictor of future behaviour this scale help identify at risk individuals.
This scale aims to identify employee perception about the level of adherence to safety practices within their current place of work. People who score high on this scale report that they believe that safety regulations are loosely followed at their place of work. They may also have a propensity to be pressured by the group in ignoring proper procedures.
Poor Impulse Control:
People who score high on this scale are described as aggressive and easily moved to anger. Aggression is often associated with driving accidents and unsafe practices due to intolerance and impatience.
N - Stress Tolerance:
People who score high on this scale are described as, anxious and are likely to panic in emergency situations. People with low scores are described as calm and even-tempered.
The major aspects of the Conscientiousness factor include, scrupulousness, and responsibility. People who score high on this trait are described as careful, and thorough. Individuals who score low tend to be careless, inefficient, and undependable.