Employee safety in national parks
Funding:  University of Idaho
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Project Summary

Three projects were done on this topic:

1. Social science research needs assessment and proposed research strategy on occupational risk, safety, and health for the National Park Service. Report prepared for the Social Science Research Director of the National Park Service. Funded by the Cooperative Park Studies Unit, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Jan. 1997 - March 1998.

Tuler, S. 1999. Employee Safety in the National Park Service. NPS Social Science Research Review 1(3):1-15. Cooperative Park Studies Unit, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.

Machlis, G. E. and S. P. Tuler. 1998. A Social Science Plan for Employee Safety in the National Park Service. Cooperative Park Studies Unit, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. 99 pgs.

2. Review of risk to Mt. Rainier National Park personnel and visitors during winter snow removal operations. Emphasis was placed on individual and organizational factors that contribute to risk. Recommendations were developed to increase safety of snow removal operations. Funded by the Cooperative Park Studies Unit, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Oct. 1991 - April. 1992.

Tuler, S., Machlis, G. E., and Kasperson, R. E. 1993. A social risk assessment of the 1991 Winter Snow Removal Program at Mt. Rainier National Park. Report prepared for Mt. Rainier National Park, WA by the Cooperative Park Studies Unit, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. National Park Service Technical Report NPS/PNRUI/NRTR-92/05. 80 pgs.

3. Review of risk to personnel in the Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Removal Project. Emphasis was placed on individual and team factors that contribute to capture personnel risk. Recommendations were developed to decrease risks and presented to capture team personnel at a workshop. Funded by the Cooperative Park Studies Unit, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Jan. 1990 - May 1990.

Tuler, S., Machlis, G., and Kasperson, R. E. 1992. A case study of mountain goat removal in Olympic National Park: The role of organizational culture in individual risk decisions and behavior, Risk: Issues in Health and Safety 3(4):317-340.

Machlis, G. E., Kasperson, R. E., and Tuler, S. 1990. A social risk analysis of the Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Removal Project. Report prepared for Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, WA by the Cooperative Park Studies Unit, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. National Park Service Reference #D-173. 74 pgs.

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