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Development of the hazard recognition training module for construction, maintenance, and repair work activities.

Barrett EA; Rethi LL
NOIRS 2000--Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA, October 17-19. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2000 Oct; :77
Recent studies have concluded that 39 to 65 percent of all injuries to miners occur when they perform construction, maintenance, and repair type work activities in the conduct of their jobs. The number of injuries is particularly high at surface aggregate operations; however, the problem exists for all locations and commodities. To address this issue, an interactive, 3-D slides training module was developed for teaching such workers to recognize hazards in the workplace. Twelve groups of miners, a total of 339 persons, from mining operations throughout the United States were trained using the exercise. The subjects were tested before and after the training intervention to determine if the objective of the instruction was achieved. Test results indicated that over 70 percent of them showed improvement in their test scores. Following the posttest, subjects completed a seven-item Likert-scale, self-reporting measure consisting of questions relating to exercise validity and utility of the training program. More than 93 percent of the miners indicated that they learned something new from the training exercise and they would use this information to work more safely.
Accidents; Accident prevention; Injuries; Traumatic injuries; Injury prevention; Training; Education; Safety programs; Occupational safety programs
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NOIRS 2000 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA., October 17-19, 2000
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