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Document ID (ISN)100363
CIS number 02-1180
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mukherjee S., Overman L., Leviton L., Hilyer B.
Title Evaluation of worker safety and health training
Bibliographic information Aug. 2000, Vol.38, No.2, p.155-163. 30 ref.
Abstract The University of Alabama Center for Labor Education and Research programme has trained over 1,000 workers since 1992 in chemical hazards recognition and protection methods, as well as in peer training. In order to assess the effectiveness of this programme, a questionnaire was mailed to a sample of workers and to all participating managers. Both groups of participants reported improved personal safety and health behaviour, both contributed to emergency preparedness, and both influenced the elimination of hazardous chemicals. Managers reported greater influence on health and safety which may be explained by their relatively more powerful position. However, a high percentage of workers also reported influencing changes. This pattern indicates that when the working environment supports joint decision making by workers and management, initiating changes becomes easier.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; health programmes; safety training in industry; safety programmes; safety consciousness
Descriptors (secondary) training of OSH personnel; training course; labour-management relations; workers' participation; role of workers' organizations; role of management; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
OSH training
Safety programmes
Psychological factors
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Workers' participation