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Conducting effective tailgate trainings.

Authors
Harrington-D; Materna-B; Vannoy-J; Scholz-P
Source
Health Promot Pract 2009 Jul; 10(3):359-369
NIOSHTIC No.
20036327
Abstract
The California Department of Health Services' Occupational Health Branch and others have identified the construction industry as being at high risk for injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Effective tailgate trainings (brief job site safety meetings) can be a powerful tool to promote hazard awareness and safe work practices. The authors found that many contractors and supervisors conducted ineffective tailgate trainings. They developed the BuildSafe California Project to assist contractors to have more effective programs by holding 25 training-of-trainers sessions reaching 1,525 participants. The needs assessment, intervention, and evaluation results from the first 18 trainings are presented. Eighty-six percent of the participants found the program "very helpful." Participants used the materials and made improvements in the quality and frequency of trainings. Supervisors must be skilled at conducting tailgate trainings as part of their responsibilities. There is a serious need to provide more culturally appropriate safety training in a workforce increasingly made up of Latino workers.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Education; Emergency-responders; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Racial-factors; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Training; Author Keywords: training-of-trainers; tailgate trainings; jobsite safety meetings; tool-box safety meetings; construction health and safety; intervention research
Contact
David Harrington, BuildSafe California Project at the Occupational Health Branch in the California Department of Health Services, 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, Third Floor, Richmond, CA 94804
Publication Date
20090701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
david.harrington@cdph.ca.gov
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U01-OH-007307
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1524-8399
Source Name
Health Promotion Practice
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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