Formative evaluation of a Rapid Universal Safety and Health (RUSH) system for construction.
Kleiner BM; Smith-Jackson T; Haro E
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, October 16-20, 2006, San Francisco, California. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2006 Oct; 50(15):1501-1505
Rapid construction projects and processes will become increasingly important in the aftermath of natural and/or unnatural disasters. For use in expedited projects (as well as traditional projects), a Rapid Universal Safety and Health system (RUSH) was designed, developed and deployed. For its inaugural application, the RUSH was applied to a 106 hour residential construction project. This paper presents the formative evaluation based upon on-site data collection and a survey instruments administered just after the project to trades, managers and safety team members. No major incidents were recorded. The results will be discussed in terms of the observational and survey results
Construction; Construction-industry; Workers; Work-environment; Safety-programs; Safety-measures; Humans; Men; Women; Risk-factors; Training; Hazards; Protective-measures; Protective-materials; Protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Monitoring-systems
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, October 16-20, 2006, San Francisco, California
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University