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Construction safety and informal training: a two part study.
Terry-TN; Burneo-PS; Martinez-CM; Riofrio-J; Smith-Jackson-T
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting, September 22-26, 2008, New York, New York. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2008 Sep; 52(21):1723-1727
Informal training consistently occurs on construction worksites without planned or organized instruction or supervision. This study analyzes the benefits, circumstances, and means by which informal training occurs and construction workers' perceptions of job safety and potential hazards. Results indicated that construction owners had an overall positive view of informal training, with a few minor issues. The study also revealed that, although aware of dangers on the job, workers still often neglect safety measures and can benefit from informal training in day-to-day activities. The results should warrant more research on the topic of informal training in relation to construction safety and health and provides a context-based description of informal training.
Construction; Training; Hazards; Safety-programs; Safety-practices; Safety-education; Workers; Humans; Men; Women; Questionnaires
Issue of Publication
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division