Examining the impact of narrative case studies in toolbox talks for building construction.
ICOH 2002 Oct; :240
Toolbox training, a common form of safety training used across a wide range of industries, consists of brief (10- to 20-) minute discussions attended by small groups of employees at the worksite. However, despite its widespread use, little research has investigated the impact that toolbox training may have on enhancing workplace safety. This presentation will describe findings from a pilot study that guided the development of toolbox safety talks for construction. In addition, this presentation will describe progress on a study comparing toolbox training that incorporates narratives derived from work fatality investigation reports (case-based) to conventional (fact-based) instructional materials. Variables examined in this study include worker knowledge gains, changes in safety attitudes, and workplace safety practices. Potential benefits of enhanced toolbox-training approaches and future plans for the development of systematically evaluated, public domain toolbox safety training materials for construction and mining will also be discussed.
Case-studies; Construction-industry; Training; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Work-environment; Workplace-monitoring; Mining-industry; Construction-workers
Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
Best Practices in Occupational Safety and Health, Education, Training, and Communication: Ideas That Sizzle, 6th International Conference, Scientific Committee on Education and Training in Occupational Health, ICOH, In Cooperation with The International Communication Network, ICOH, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, October 28-30, 2002