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Reducing construction-related injuries and illnesses through education.

Authors
Sweeney-MH; Bryant-CJ; Palassis-J; Becker-P
Source
Implementation of Safety and Health on Construction Sites - Proceedings of the Second International Conference of CIB Working Comission '99, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 24-27, 1999. Rotterdam, Netherlands: A. A. Balkema Publishers, 1999 Feb; :273-276
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20027846
Abstract
In the United States, construction workers experience one of the highest occupational fatality rates as well as rates of injuries and illnesses resulting in lost work days. Young workers, particularly those under 18 years and those with less than two years of experience in the trade are at high risk for injury or death. Training programs in occupational health and safety are seen as an effective means of increasing the awareness of workers and managers alike of work hazards and of methods of preventing injuries and illnesses. A variety of approaches are being used to develop training programs to address the many health and safety risks encountered on the construction site. Programs to prevent falls, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory diseases, three principal causes of morbidity and mortality among construction workers are described.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Occupational-hazards; Traumatic-injuries; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Age-groups; Occupational-safety-programs; Training; Workers; Mortality-data
Publication Date
19990201
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedingsr
Editors
Singh-A; Hinze-J; Coble-RJ
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9789058090362
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
Implementation of Safety and Health on Construction Sites - Proceedings of the Second International Conference of CIB Working Comission '99, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 24-27, 1999
State
OH; WV
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