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Designing intervention effectiveness studies for occupational health and safety: The Minnesota Wood Dust Study.

Authors
Brosseau-LM; Parker-DL; Lazovich-D; Milton-T; Dugan-S
Source
Am J Ind Med 2002 Jan; 41(1):54-61
NIOSHTIC No.
20029477
Abstract
BACKGROUND: A planning model was used to guide the design of a randomized controlled study of the effectiveness of tailored interventions in lowering dust exposures in small woodworking shops. METHODS: Guided by Green's PRECEDE-PROCEED model, we used a planning committee, focus groups and a pilot study to gain information on small woodworking shops, causes of and controls for high dust levels, and barriers and incentives surrounding availability and use of dust controls. RESULTS: The planning committee identified key characteristics of small woodworking shop owners. Focus groups with owners and employees served to further elucidate why dust control was considered unimportant. The pilot study gave measures of dust exposures, tasks, and use of controls. Interventions focused on providing owners with technical and economic assistance to lower dust levels and an educational program for employees discussing health effects and effective methods of dust control. CONCLUSIONS: The PRECEDE-PROCEED model proved a useful framework for designing an intervention in the occupational setting.
Keywords
Wood-dusts; Woodworkers; Woodworking; Woodworking-industry; Exposure-levels; Small-businesses; Nasal-cancer; Allergic-disorders; Dermatology; Respiratory-system-disorders; Furniture-manufacture; Furniture-workers; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Dust-control
Contact
LM Brosseau, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20020101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
brosseau@umn.edu
Funding Amount
800672
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003408
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0271-3586
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
MN
Performing Organization
Minnesota Department of Health, Chronic Disease and Environmental Epidemiology Section, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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