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Construction safety and informal training: a two part study.

Authors
Terry-TN; Burneo-PS; Martinez-CM; Riofrio-J; Smith-Jackson-T
Source
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting, September 22-26, 2008, New York, New York. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2008 Sep; 52(21):1723-1727
NIOSHTIC No.
20043259
Abstract
Informal training consistently occurs on construction worksites without planned or organized instruction or supervision. This study analyzes the benefits, circumstances, and means by which informal training occurs and construction workers‘ perceptions of job safety and potential hazards. Results indicated that construction owners had an overall positive view of informal training, with a few minor issues. The study also revealed that, although aware of dangers on the job, workers still often neglect safety measures and can benefit from informal training in day-to-day activities. The results should warrant more research on the topic of informal training in relation to construction safety and health and provides a context-based description of informal training.
Keywords
Construction; Training; Hazards; Safety-programs; Safety-practices; Safety-education; Workers; Humans; Men; Women; Questionnaires
CODEN
PHFSDQ
Publication Date
20080901
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781605606859
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-008308
Issue of Publication
21
ISSN
1071-1813
Source Name
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting
State
VA
Performing Organization
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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