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Document ID (ISN)100013
CIS number 02-1272
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goldenhar L.M., Moran S.K., Colligan M.
Title Health and safety training in a sample of open-shop construction companies
Bibliographic information Summer 2001, Vol.32, No.2, p.237-252. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract Construction has the third-highest death rate among industrial sectors in the United States. Research has shown that one way to reduce fatalities is through effective worker safety and health training. Little is known about the quality and nature of safety and health training available to open-shop (non-union) construction workers. The objective of this preliminary study was to provide some initial background information on the nature and quality of safety and training in open-shop construction operations in the United States. It was found that while the majority of contractors surveyed did provide safety and health training, most did not quantitatively evaluate their training programmes in terms of reduction in hazardous behaviours or exposures, or increased job satisfaction and productivity. An understanding of the major parameters (such as methods, policies, barriers, company and worker perceptions) influencing non-union construction safety training will help guide future construction safety-related research and intervention strategies on a national basis.
Descriptors (primary) civil engineering; plant safety and health organization; safety training in industry
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; fatalities; programme evaluation; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
OSH training