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Hazard recognition: fall prevention in construction.

Authors
Ramani-R; Flick-J; Radomsky-M; Russell-G; Calhoun-B; Haggerty-J; Kowalski-K; Rethi-L; Stephenson-CM; Wiehagen-B; Scharf-T
Source
ICOH 2002 Oct; :62
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023220
Abstract
This presentation demonstrates the use of stereoscopic (3-D) degraded images of heavy construction to train workers to better recognize fall hazards in their work environment. The purposes of the training program are to enhance: 1) the knowledge of construction workers regarding fall hazards, 2) the adoption of work practices which can result in eliminating the hazards, or reducing the frequency and severity of exposure to risks for falls, and 3) the advancement of health and safety at construction worksites. The training program consists of an instructor's manual, a PowerPoint presentation, two 3-D View Master Reels including 14 separate images, a multiple-choice quiz, and handouts for the students. This 3-D training method has been used successfully with miners, construction workers who work at mine sites, and with safety trainers in construction. . This short presentation will highlight one or two stereo images as an example of how this training is best conducted. The key to the training is to help construction workers visualize themselves in the stereo scenes. Relevant aspects from the entire context of a construction worksite may be brought into the discussion. Then the workers are asked to describe the safety and production issues that they would be thinking about under the circumstances depicted. Quality and longevity of the training is enhanced when a lively discussion is provoked. The purpose is to promote carryover of this type of awareness and analysis of workplace hazards into the everyday construction environment.
Keywords
Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Injury-prevention; Work-environment; Occupational-hazards; Hazards; Risk-factors; Work-practices; Accident-prevention
Publication Date
20021028
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL; NPPTL; EID; DART
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
Best Practices in Occupational Safety and Health, Education, Training, and Communication: Ideas That Sizzle, 6th International Conference, Scientific Committee on Education and Training in Occupational Health, ICOH, In Cooperation with The International Communication Network, ICOH, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, October 28-30, 2002
State
PA; OH; MD
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