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  1. Bacon, Cynthia Thornton PhD, RN, CNE, NE-BC
  2. McCoy, Thomas P. PhD, PStat
  3. Henshaw, Daryl S. MD
  4. Stabel, Cynthia L. MSN, RN, RNC-MNN


OBJECTIVE: The association between organizational safety climate (OSC) and job enjoyment (JE) for team members in surgical units in 2 hospitals was investigated. The treatment hospital received airline industry-based crew resource management (CRM) training, and the comparison hospital did not.


BACKGROUND: Strong OSC has been positively associated with healthy hospital work environments and was expected to also be associated with employee job enjoyment.


METHODS: Two hundred sixty-two surgical personnel responded to surveys about OSC and JE.


RESULTS: The effects of OSC on JE did not depend on having CRM training. However, OSC and JE scores were higher in the treatment hospital, and the main effect of OSC and JE scores in the treatment hospital was highly significant (P < 0.001), with higher safety climate scores associated with higher JE.


CONCLUSIONS: A strong OSC is important to employee job enjoyment. Nurse leaders should promote measures to strengthen the OSC in their surgical services departments.