Construction work practices and conditions improved after two years participation in the HomeSafe pilot program.
Gilkey-D; Hautaluoma-J; Ahmed-T; Keefe-T; Herron-R; Bigelow-P
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 2003 May/Jun; 64(3):346-351
This study reevaluated changes in job-site safety audit scores for a cohort of residential construction workers that had protracted exposure to the HomeSafe pilot program for 2(1/2) years. The investigation was a repeated measure of a cohort study underway in the six-county metro area of Denver, Colo. The larger study was a longitudinal, quasi-experimental design with a cohort of residential construction workers within the HomeSafe strategic partnership between Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region VIII and the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Denver (HBA). Audits were conducted on residential construction sites. Study subjects were construction workers employed by partner or control companies within the study. Repeated measures of 41 companies showed significant improvement (p=.01) in audit scores, increasing from 71.8 to 76.8 after 2(1/2) years in the program. HomeSafe companies out-performed controls (p=.01) for both the retest group and previously unaudited HomeSafe companies. Prolonged exposure in the HomeSafe pilot program resulted in improved audit scores for companies within the program for at least 2 years.
Construction; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Safety-programs; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Statistical-analysis; Workers; Work-practices; Workplace-studies; Workplace-monitoring
Department of Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Health Section, Colorado State University, 104 Environmental Health Building, Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1676, USA
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado