Novel approaches to development, delivery and evaluation of a peer-led occupational safety training for Latino day laborers.
De Souza RA; Hecker S; de Castro AB; Stern H; Hernandez A; Seixas N
New Solut 2012 Sep; 22(3):387-405
Latino day laborers experience high rates of work-related injuries and are a hard-to-reach group for safety interventions. This study describes the creation and implementation of safety training based in empowerment theory and its evaluation to address three levels in empowerment's hierarchy of change. Pictographic pre- and post-tests were used to assess knowledge level changes. Individual and large-group interviews were conducted to address attitudes and behavior-level changes. Results indicate that day laborers learn and apply lessons from this type of safety training. Findings also offer insight into challenges that day laborers encounter when trying to work safely as well as ideas for future training interventions.
Worker-health; Racial-factors; Humans; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Health-surveys; Group-behavior; Group-dynamics; Psychological-factors; Training; Behavior; Attitude; Behavioral-testing; Behavioral-tests; Safety-education; Training;
Author Keywords: safety training; training evaluation; day labor; pictorial assessment
Noah Seixas, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6099
New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
University of Washington