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Document ID (ISN)101834
CIS number 03-672
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Johnson K.A., Ruppe J.
Title A job safety program for construction workers designed to reduce the potential for occupational injury using tool box training sessions and computer-assisted biofeedback stress management techniques
Bibliographic information 2002, Vol.8, No.3, p.321-329. 10 ref.
Abstract This programme was conducted at a building company in Hawaii employing a multi-cultural workforce performing included drywall and carpentry work. The following topics were selected for this project: fire prevention training; blood-borne pathogen training; ergonomic risk evaluation and ergonomic interventions; stress evaluation; training on avoiding slips, trips, and falls; electrical safety training; computer-assisted methods of stress evaluation (based on electromyography, electrocardiography, electroencephalography and recordings of galvanic skin response, heart rate, blood volume and breathing). Workshops and training sessions were held for each topic. As a result of the programme, subsequent observed safety hazards, reported injuries, and levels of perceived stress were reduced for the majority of the study population.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; occupational accidents; computer analysis; safety training in industry; building industry
Descriptors (secondary) special examinations and tests; electricity; fire hazards; infectious diseases; stress factors; ergonomics; carpentry; programme evaluation; building panels
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Construction industry and civil engineering
OSH training