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What's killing carpenters? Injury and illness prevention for the future.

Authors
Alterman-T; Robinson-CF; Sieber-WK; Durst-J
Source
Implemetation of Safety and Health on Construction Sites - Proceedings of the Second International Conference of CIB, March 24-27, 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii. Brookfield, VT: AA Balkema Publishers, 1999 Mar; :1-7
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20028082
Abstract
A pilot intervention was conducted with 79 attendees at a national conference held by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) in 1997. NIOSH education documents and mortality study results were provided, as well as an opportunity for participants to share their experiences. Participants were carpenters, business agents, health and safety personnel, trainers, and apprenticeship coordinators. NIOSH investigators, along with a UBCJA member led two workshops. Focus groups were used to discuss injuries, illnesses, and "stresses that carpenters experience." Training needs were also discussed and results from a recently completed NIOSH mortality study of 27,362 UBCJA members was presented. Although mortality studies have been instrumental in identifying are for further research and examination of risks, results have typically not been disseminated to workers. Suggestions for improved injury and illness prevention were made, and demonstrated the need to take into account social, economic, situational, behavioral, and environmental factors.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Stress; Risk-analysis; Lost-work-days; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Epidemiology; Back-injuries; Head-injuries; Chemical-burns; Electrocutions; Hearing-loss; Hearing-disorders; Hearing-impairment; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Skin-diseases; Skin-disorders; Liver-damage; Liver-disorders; Traumatic-injuries; Statistical-analysis
Publication Date
19990301
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Singh-A; Hinze-J; Coble-RJ
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9058090361
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Implemetation of Safety and Health on Construction Sites - Proceedings of the Second International Conference of CIB, March 24-27, 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii
State
OH; DC; HI
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