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Bezbednost, Beograd
2020, vol. 62, iss. 2, pp. 50-68
article language: Serbian
document type: Review Paper
published on: 13/09/2020
doi: 10.5937/bezbednost2002050Z
Psychophysiological foundations of workplace safety
aUniveristy of Niš, Faculty of Occupational Safety
bUniversity of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies, Belgrade
cUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy



This paper presents the theoretical background of human safety in a work environment from the psychophysiological perspective through basic characteristics and the impact of mental processes, traits, and conditions on an individual's safety during work. Considering that every person is different - a unique and distinctive individual structured in a specific manner - the knowledge of the psychophysiological characteristics of humans is crucial for professional safety. Specifically, worker traits such as individual abilities, personality traits, will, emotions, knowledge, skills, temperament, etc. affect their actions during work, creating a difference in their behaviour and the outcome of work in terms of safety. By studying the psychophysiological characteristics of humans, i.e. their personality and mental traits and processes, it is possible to a certain extent to influence the improvement of workplace safety parameters and the efficient functioning of the "humans-production setting" system.



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