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Drywall finishing industry: macroergonomic evaluation and intervention design.

Authors
Young-DE; Kleiner-BM
Source
Human factors in organizational design and management - IX. Sznelwar L, Mascia F, Montedo U, eds. Santa Monica, CA: IEA Press, 2008 Jan; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20043339
Abstract
A macroergonomic evaluation of the drywall finishing work system was conducted for the purpose of developing intervention alternatives to reduce worker exposure to dust. Findings from three studies of the subsystems of the drywall finishing work system were used as inputs into the Systems Analysis Tool (SAT). A Problem Factor Tree (PFT), Objectives/Activities Tree (OAT), and Input-Output Flow Diagram were developed to describe the barriers inherent to the current drywall finishing industry use of dust control technologies. Educational, health promotion, tool redesign, and regulatory interventions are proposed as strategies to improve dust control and worker protection in this industry.
Keywords
Dust-control; Dust-particles; Dusts; Risk-factors; Exposure-levels; Construction-materials; Construction; Construction-industry; Pollutants; Analytical-processes; Respiration; Respirators; Respiratory-protection; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Ventilation-equipment; Statistical-analysis; Workers; Work-environment; Work-areas; Tools; Author Keywords: macroergonomics; drywall; dust; construction work; usability; dust control
Contact
Deborah E. Young-Corbett, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Myers-Lawson School of Construction, 310B Bishop Favrao Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Publication Date
20080101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Sznelwar-L; Mascia-F; Montedo-U
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9788521204572
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-008308
Source Name
Human factors in organizational design and management - IX
State
VA; NC
Performing Organization
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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