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Personal safety for human service pProviders.

Authors
Griffin-WV
Source
Independent Living Resources, Inc., Durham, North Carolina 1997 Oct; :1-12
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00240644
Abstract
An introductory video and viewer's guide on personal safety for human service providers were developed in order to heighten awareness of risk and to reduce dangers related to threats and violence in the field of human services. The video and guide were to be used to introduce social services staffs and others to basic personal safety issues. The overall results of the research aspects are the development of a reliable instrument to measure viewer's responses to video instruction and significance in the findings from the research sessions. The video was demonstrated to be a useful tool to increase awareness and improve knowledge about worker safety in public human services settings. The Staff Safety Awareness and Knowledge Instruments developed were effective in measuring and statistically discriminating between those who had and had not experienced worker safety training. Some instructive value was also noted in the Instrument itself. Feedback from subjects indicated that both knowledge and awareness were moderately increased even among workers who were experienced through previous training. The author suggests that a more comprehensive, more topically complete set of videos addressing worker safety would be a powerful tool to improve safety and reduce incidents of assault, trauma and threats of violence.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Safety-education; Workplace-violence; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-practices
Contact
Independent Living Resources I 4324 Thetford RD Durham, NC 27707
Publication Date
19971028
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
100000
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB98-130826
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R43-OH-03407
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
Independent Living Resources, Inc., Durham, North Carolina
State
NC
Performing Organization
Independent Living Resources, Inc., Durham, North Carolina
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