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Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health Research.


PB2014101386

Publication Date 2010
Personal Author Kleiner, B. M.; Babski-Reeves, K. L.; Burdisso, R. A.; Casali, J. G.; Granata, K. P.; Johnson, M.; Madigan, M. L.; Mills, T. H.; Nieto, A.; Nussbaum, M. A.; Shewchuk, J. P.; Smith-Jackson, T. L.; Songer, A. D.; Wakefield, R. R.
Page Count 534
Abstract This project focused on identifying the needs and barriers that influence the ability of small construction companies to conduct worker safety and health training. Small construction companies make up a large proportion of the construction industry, and account for a significant number of injuries and fatalities. In addition, small companies (less than 11 employees) that have informal organizational structures and that tend to employ family members and close friends are often overlooked in accident research because they are not required to report data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics unless selected randomly from among all businesses that do not fall under the authority of CFR 1926. Thus, the knowledge domain relevant to small construction firms consists of a number of gaps, including a lack of a general understanding of the nature and structure of the work systems and work environments used by small construction firms.
Keywords
  • Construction industry
  • Occuaptional safety and health
  • Research programs
  • Accidents
  • Businesses
  • Fatalities
  • Health hazards
  • Humans
  • Injuries
  • Risk factors
  • Sociological factors
  • Training
  • Work environments
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201406
Contract Number
  • U19-OH-008308
Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health Research.
Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health Research.
PB2014101386

  • Construction industry
  • Occuaptional safety and health
  • Research programs
  • Accidents
  • Businesses
  • Fatalities
  • Health hazards
  • Humans
  • Injuries
  • Risk factors
  • Sociological factors
  • Training
  • Work environments
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • U19-OH-008308
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