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Document ID (ISN)101588
CIS number 03-898
ISSN - Serial title 1542-8117 - AIHA Journal
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gilkey D.P., Hautaluoma J.E., Ahmed T.P., Keefe T.J., Herron R.E., Bigelow P.L.
Title Construction work practices and conditions improved after 2-years' participation in the HomeSafe pilot program
Bibliographic information May-June 2003, Vol.64, No.3, p.346-351. 23 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to determine whether the number of years spent in the "HomeSafe Program", a safety programme for residential home builders in the state of Colorado, made any difference in the performance of participating companies' safety audit scores. Audits were conducted on residential construction sites. Study subjects were construction workers employed by participating or control companies within the study. Measures of 41 companies showed significant improvement in audit scores, increasing from 71.8 to 76.8 after 2 1/2 years in the program. HomeSafe companies outperformed controls for both the group having been audited 2 1/2 years previously and for previously unaudited HomeSafe companies. Prolonged exposure in the HomeSafe pilot programme resulted in improved audit scores for companies within the programme for at least two years.
Descriptors (primary) safety programmes; building industry
Descriptors (secondary) Colorado; safety audits; long-term study; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Safety programmes