Using process evaluation to determine effectiveness of participatory ergonomics training interventions in construction.
Dale-AM; Jaegers-L; Buchholz-B; Welch-L; Evanoff-BA
Work 2012 Jan; 41(Suppl 1):3824-3826
The construction industry continues to experience high rates of musculoskeletal injuries despite the widespread promotion of ergonomic solutions. Participatory ergonomics (PE) has been suggested as one approach to engage workers and employers for reducing physical exposures from work tasks but a systematic review of participatory ergonomics programs showed inconclusive results. A process evaluation is used to monitor and document the implementation of a program and can aid in understanding the relationship between the program elements and the program outcomes. The purpose of this project is to describe a proposed process evaluation for use in a participatory ergonomic training program in construction workers and to evaluate its utility in a demonstration project among floor layers.
Construction; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Ergonomics; Human-factors-engineering; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Training; Health-programs; Task-performance; Physiological-measurements; Monitoring-systems;
Author Keywords: musculoskeletal disorders; implementation strategy; work measurement
Ann Marie Dale, Department of Medicine, Washington University, Campus Box 8005, 660 S. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland