Cette étude résume la façon dont les développements externes, technologiques et théoriques ont orienté la recherche en psychologie de la sécurité au travail et utilise ces observations comme preuve pour imaginer les façons dont ils pourraient continuer à le faire.
Introduction: While there are numerous reviews of the research on the psychology of occupational safety, these studies provide weak guidance on where the research should go next. Accordingly, we introduce a simple framework for thinking about future research in this area: the adapting, adopting, and advancing change framework. This framework summarizes how external, technological, and theoretical developments have driven research in the psychology of occupational safety and uses these observations as evidence to imagine ways in which they may continue to do so. Method: We critically reviewed seminal research in the psychology of occupational safety using the adapting, adopting, and advancing change framework. Adapting to change means considering external changes such as the fluctuating nature of work and the labor market. Adopting change refers to incorporating the latest technological and technical advances to facilitate more robust research methods and analyses. Finally, advancing change refers to theoretical advances and how they will push psychology of occupational safety research forward. Results: We highlight several avenues for future research that emerge at the convergence of the framework’s three themes, including developing the safety skill construct, assessing variation in demand appraisals on safety outcomes, distinguishing safety climate from related constructs, and examining safety constructs that are usually considered as outcomes (e.g., injuries) as predictors instead. Conclusions: In doing so, we provide a clear structure to help researchers better identify the most effective directions for future research on the psychology of occupational safety.