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Analysis of health and safety hazard information for dissemination to small independent construction companies.

Authors
Ramani-RV; Radomsky-MC; Flick-JP; Russell-GL; Yonish-DN
Source
NIOSH 1997 Dec; :1-135
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000637
Abstract
The Pennsylvania State University conducted a pilot study which was designed to: describe how small (ten or less employees), independent construction companies currently receive and utilize health and safety information; outline and recommend ways to improve the process of disseminating this information to personnel in a timely manner; and prepare a final report which provides, with sufficient data and analysis, a consensus determination of the mechanisms utilized to provide health and safety information (HSI) and recommendations for future investigations on mechanisms or methodologies which may be more effective in the dissemination of HSI to small contractors and their employees. A number of approaches were used to study small contractor establishments with regard to the mechanisms utilized by them to receive, provide and distribute health and safety information to their employees. The approaches included review of publicly available literature, interviews of 20 small construction firms, interviews of two construction trade associations, three insurance carriers, and one building material supplier, and transfer of our general knowledge of small mining companies.
Keywords
Hazards; Small-business; Construction-industry; Accident-prevention; Industrial-hygiene; Safety;
Publication Date
19971215
Document Type
Purchase Order Report
Funding Type
Purchase Order
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-159626
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
PO-373380
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
Performing Organization
The Pennsylvania State University, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Department of Mineral Engineering
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