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work motivation

the desire or willingness to make an effort in one’s work. Motivating factors may include salary and other benefits, desire for status and recognition, a sense of achievement, relationships with colleagues, and a feeling that one’s work is useful or important. A variety of theories of work motivation exist, including the existence, relatedness, and growth theory, the job-characteristics model, the Porter–Lawler model of motivation, the valence–instrumentality–expectancy theory, and the two-factor theory of work motivation.

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June 19th 2024

administrative controls

administrative controls

in safety engineering, managerial interventions—such as training, rotating work schedules to reduce exposure (e.g., to hazardous chemicals), and implementing clearance requirements—that can help to maintain a safe environment in the workplace. Administrative controls, supplemented by the use of personal protective equipment, are considered the second resort after engineering controls. See also hazard-control protocol.