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Development of an on-site, behavior-based safety audit for the residential construction industry.

Authors
Bigelow-PL; Greenstein-SL; Keefe-TJ; Gilkey-DP
Source
Work 1998 Jul/Aug; 11(1):11-20
NIOSHTIC No.
20030718
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to describe the development and implementation of an on-site, behavior-based safety audit based on a safety program designed specifically to reduce injuries and fatalities in the residential construction industry. The audit was used to assess safety hazards and safety compliance on residential construction work sites. Safety behaviors were scored as all-or-none. A high score was related to high safety compliance. A total of 195 audits were performed on residential construction companies from varying trades. Analysis of mean total scores indicated that companies that had received some form of safety training scored significantly higher than companies that had not received any (P < 0.01). Analysis of mean total scores between company trades indicated that masonry/stucco application companies had significantly lower scores than most other trades represented (P < 0.01). Challenges in designing, administering and analyzing the safety audits are discussed.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-programs; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Author Keywords: Residential construction; Safety program; Occupational safety; Safety evaluation
Contact
Department of Environmental Health, Colorado State University, 104 Environmental Health Bldg., Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA
CODEN
WORKFK
Publication Date
19980701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
pbigelow@lamar.colostate.edu
Funding Amount
588238
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-CCR-814123
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1051-9815
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
Source Name
Work
State
CO
Performing Organization
Colorado State University, Environmental Health Department, Fort Collins, Colorado
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