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Observed versus reported behaviors and a theoretically-based eye injury intervention for carpenters.

Authors
Inman-C; Blanciforti-L
Source
Inj Insights 2002-2003 Dec-Jan; :1-2, 7
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20022900
Abstract
This article describes a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Health Communications Research Branch study designed to improve eye-protection behavior in construction workers. We applied the social psychology theory, the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), to the occupational issue of eye protection (EP) usage. We created interventions to specifically give the carpenters control over their safety behavior, an important part of TPB. This article is a preliminary report only on the portion of the study that examines the self-reported and observed behaviors both before and after specific interventions to prevent work-related eye injuries. In 2000, about 54,000 work-related eye injuries or illnesses involving days away from work were reported across all private industries. Of these injuries, 15% occurred in construction. Though it is believed that most eye injuries can be prevented with safety eyewear use, protective eyewear is still not worn by many workers.
Keywords
Eye-injuries; Eye-protection; Eye-protective-equipment; Construction-workers; Workers; Occupational-hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Personal-protective-equipment; Eye-diseases
Publication Date
20021201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
lblanciforti@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Injury Insights
State
WV
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