Title: Creative mistrust.
Authors: Levenstein, Charles; Rosenberg, Beth
Published In New Solut, (2012)
Abstract: Based on six years spent investigating worker health and safety conditions at U.S. Department of Energy sites that were formerly engaged in the production of nuclear weapons, the authors report on a set of common themes that emerged in their interviews with workers. The initial focus of the authors was on behavior-based safety programs and their investigation revealed deep-seated mistrust of management by workers. The authors discuss the importance of trust issues for worker training and suggest that "creative mistrust" should be cultivated in training programs.
PubMed ID: 22967364
MeSH Terms: Accidents, Occupational; Humans; Inservice Training; Interviews as Topic; Labor Unions; Nuclear Warfare*; Occupational Exposure*; Occupational Health Services*; Organizational Policy; Radiation Dosage*; Radioactive Hazard Release; Trust*; United States