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Enhancing occupational safety and health through use of the National Skill Standards.

Authors
Palassis-J; Schulte-PA; Haring Sweeney-M; Okun-AH
Source
Int J Occup Environ Health 2004 Jan; 10(1):90-98
NIOSHTIC No.
20025632
Abstract
In a voluntary national effort, U.S. industry, education, labor, and government have initiated the development of standards for job skills and competencies in jobs in 15 economic sectors. The aim of the skill standards is to maintain a globally competitive workforce. Efforts to include occupational safety and health knowledge and skills as core elements in these standards are described. The first skill standards to include occupational safety and health competencies were developed for the manufacturing sector, evaluated by 3,800 workers in 700 companies, and published. National skill standards can stimulate extensive training in occupational safety and health, with resultant application to a larger percentage of workers than ever before.
Keywords
Training; Standards; Education; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Work-practices; Job-analysis
CODEN
IOEHFU
Publication Date
20040101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1077-3525
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
State
OH
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