|Document ID (ISN)||108754|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 558
||O'Regan S., Tyers C., Hill D., Gordon-Dseagu V., Rick J.
Health and Safety Executive
||Taking risks with asbestos: What influences the behaviour of maintenance workers?
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. x, 84p.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr558.pdf [in English]
||Workers most at risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease are those in construction-related trades who conduct maintenance work on buildings constructed in the 50's, 60's and 70's. This report presents the results of 60 interviews with maintenance workers (including electricians, carpenters, plumbers, heating engineers and painters), who discuss their knowledge and attitudes with respect to asbestos. It was found that there are a range of issues affecting safe working methods in the presence of asbestos, including: the complexity of the messages about asbestos risks, attitudes towards risk and personal hygiene, prevailing worksite culture, economic pressures and whether individuals feel able to exert control over their work environment.
||safety consciousness; small enterprises; United Kingdom; health hazards; maintenance; construction industry; asbestos
||heating systems; work organization; report; painting; psychology of work organization; carpentry; safety and health training; electrical equipment; personal hygiene; limitation of exposure; survey; risk factors; plumbing; asbestos removal
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Safety culture and safety consciousness
Construction industry and civil engineering
Small and medium-sized enterprises