Trainer evaluation of a union-based ten-hour safety and health hazard-awareness program for U.S. construction workers.
Sokas-RK; Nickels-L; Rankin-K; Gittleman-JL; Trahan-C
Int J Occup Environ Health 2007 Jan-Mar; 13(1):56-63
A web-based survey of union-based outreach instructors evaluated training materials developed to teach OSHA ten-hour hazard-awareness courses to members of the construction trades. Respondents taught an average of five ten-hour hazard-awareness courses per year. When asked about hazards commonly encountered by their trainees, 83% identified falls from ladders, with a range of 1-22 hazards identified. Over one third of the trainers taught individuals whose primary languages were not English. Increased interaction with trainees through subsequent phone calls may be a marker of differential training impact.
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Training; Education; Computers; Computer-software; Computer-equipment; Hazards; Teaching; Education; Fall-protection; Ladders; Health-hazards; Racial-factors
Dr. Rosemary Sokas, UIC SPH EOHS-M/C 922, 2121 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
The Center to Protect Workers' Rights