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Intervention Studies for Construction Safety and Health. (Final Report).


PB2007101907

Publication Date 2006
Personal Author Halperin, K.; McDougall, V.; Waddoups, C. J.
Page Count 315
Abstract In the fall of 1996, 22 small (10 to 50 full-time equivalent carpenters) union carpentry firms were recruited for a prospective controlled injury intervention trial. The intervention was a company wide health and safety plan, consisting of a few simple steps: (1) each worksite shall have a safety notebook; (2) this notebook shall have a plan for safety on the site; (3) the notebook shall include a section on materials safety data sheets; (4) the notebook will contain the records of weekly safety meetings at each site; (5) each site will have a designated competent person. The goal of this program was to prove that an intervention in management level dedication to safety could improve safety practice and injury rates for construction workers, who suffer one of the highest rates of work-related injuries of any work group in America. This size of firm was chosen because the firms could be expected not to have a full-time safety official of their own.
Keywords
  • Health and safety
  • Intervention programs
  • Construction workers
  • Data collection
  • Questionnaires
  • Injuries
  • Construction safety
  • Worksites
Source Agency
  • Control Data Institute Arlington Virginia
Corporate Authors Center to Protect Worker's Rights, Washington, DC.; Rhode Island Univ., Kingston.; Nevada Univ., Las Vegas.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.; ATL International, Inc., Germantown, MD.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with ATL International, Inc., Germantown, MD., Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. and Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200706
Intervention Studies for Construction Safety and Health. (Final Report).
Intervention Studies for Construction Safety and Health. (Final Report).
PB2007101907

  • Health and safety
  • Intervention programs
  • Construction workers
  • Data collection
  • Questionnaires
  • Injuries
  • Construction safety
  • Worksites
  • Control Data Institute Arlington Virginia
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