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What's killing carpenters? Injury and illness prevention for the future.
Alterman-T; Robinson-CF; Sieber-WK; Durst-J
Implemetation of Safety and Health on Construction Sites - Proceedings of the Second International Conference of CIB, March 24-27, 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii. Brookfield, VT: AA Balkema Publishers, 1999 Mar; :1-7
A pilot intervention was conducted with 79 attendees at a national conference held by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) in 1997. NIOSH education documents and mortality study results were provided, as well as an opportunity for participants to share their experiences. Participants were carpenters, business agents, health and safety personnel, trainers, and apprenticeship coordinators. NIOSH investigators, along with a UBCJA member led two workshops. Focus groups were used to discuss injuries, illnesses, and "stresses that carpenters experience." Training needs were also discussed and results from a recently completed NIOSH mortality study of 27,362 UBCJA members was presented. Although mortality studies have been instrumental in identifying are for further research and examination of risks, results have typically not been disseminated to workers. Suggestions for improved injury and illness prevention were made, and demonstrated the need to take into account social, economic, situational, behavioral, and environmental factors.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Stress; Risk-analysis; Lost-work-days; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Epidemiology; Back-injuries; Head-injuries; Chemical-burns; Electrocutions; Hearing-loss; Hearing-disorders; Hearing-impairment; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Skin-diseases; Skin-disorders; Liver-damage; Liver-disorders; Traumatic-injuries; Statistical-analysis
Singh-A; Hinze-J; Coble-RJ
Implemetation of Safety and Health on Construction Sites - Proceedings of the Second International Conference of CIB, March 24-27, 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii
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