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Document ID (ISN)107528
CIS number 08-204
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brosseau L.M., Parker D., Samant Y., Pan W.
Title Mapping safety interventions in metalworking shops
Bibliographic information Mar. 2007, Vol.49, No.3, p.338-345. 42 ref.
Abstract This article discusses the selection of intervention activities designed to lower machine-related hazards and amputations in small metal fabrication businesses. Methods included an advisory board, employee discussions and pilot tests. A stepwise intervention mapping process was used to identify performance objectives, behavioural determinants and change objectives for two target populations (business owners and employees). Intervention activities for owners were designed to increase knowledge about machine safety, encourage adoption of safety procedures, and motivate improvements in machine guarding. Intervention activities aimed at employees focused on building knowledge and skills of health and safety committee members. The intervention mapping approach led to important insights about programme goals and intervention activities.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; metalworking industry; mechanical hazards; plant safety organization; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) safety devices; machine tools; responsibilities of employers; information of personnel; workers' participation; safety officers; safety training in industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway; USA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry
Workers' participation
Small and medium-sized enterprises