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The Homesafe Pilot Program: a novel approach to injury prevention in residential construction.

Authors
Gilkey-DP; Bigelow-PL; Herron-RE; Greenstein-S; Chadwick-BR; Fowler-JK
Source
Work 1998 Mar/Apr; 10(2):167-180
NIOSHTIC No.
20000071
Abstract
Workers in residential construction industry face unacceptably high risk of injury, disability and death. Attempts to implement comprehensive health and safety programs in this industry have met with little success. The HomeSafe Pilot Program is a novel residential construction program developed and sponsored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region VIII and the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Denver (HBA). Test subjects represent over 7475 persons employed in residential construction in the six county Denver Metro area of Colorado. The HomeSafe Pilot Program includes primarily behavioral, engineering and administrative interventions to improve safe work practices in residential construction. It has some unique features of brevity, specifity and incentives not seen elsewhere in the construction industry. Its overall goal is to guide residential construction companies along a path of progressive development of comprehensive safety and health programs. The HomeSafe Pilot Program is introduced and compared to other safety and health program models developed by OSHA and the HBA. This study began in January 1997 and will continue through the millennium.
Keywords
Construction-industry; Work-practices; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Construction-workers; Construction; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards; Safety-measures; Author Keywords: Injury prevention; HomeSafe; Model safety and health program; OSHA; HBA; NAHB; Incentives; Effectiveness
Contact
Department of Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Health Section, Colorado State University, 104 Environmental Health Building, Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1676, USA
CODEN
WORKFK
Publication Date
19980301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
dgilkey@lamar.colostate.edu
Funding Amount
588238
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-CCR-814123
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1051-9815
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
Source Name
Work
State
CO
Performing Organization
Colorado State University, Environmental Health Department, Fort Collins, Colorado
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