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Establishing goals for construction safety and health training and education in support of a national occupational research agenda.
Evolution of and Directions in Construction Safety and Health: Proceedings of CIB W99 International Conference 14th Rinker International Conference, March 9-11, 2008, Gainesville, Florida. Hinze J, Bohner S, Lew J, eds., Gainesville, FL: University of Florida, 2008 Mar; :254-260
In 2006, the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) formed a Construction Sector Council to determine safety and health priorities in support of a National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). The NORA Construction Sector Council is comprised of invited stakeholders and subject matter experts from government, academia, industry groups, organized labor, and private consulting. Through the council, priority topic areas were identified using a process of face-to-face discussions and multi-voting processes. Among eight topic areas identified, training issues were determined to be a priority area. A core Training Issues workgroup was formed and additional corresponding members were recruited based on expertise and interest throughout 2007. The mission of the workgroup has been to assess training needs, resources, and tools to address occupational safety and health hazards in the construction industry. The activities of the Training Issues workgroup have led to development of goals targeting gaps in current training and the resources which can best be applied to address them. Details of the resulting draft goals framework are presented, focusing on barriers as well as best practices and strategies for developing and delivering effective training and guidance to prevent illness and injury for construction workers.
Construction-industry; Construction; Training; Education; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention
T.J. Lentz, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C-32, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A., 45226-1998
Hinze-J; Bohner-S; Lew-J
Evolution of and Directions in Construction Safety and Health, Proceedings of the CIB W99 International Conference 14th Rinker International Conference, March 9-11, 2008, Gainesville, Florida.
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