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Document ID (ISN)103307
CIS number 04-377
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Eckerman D.A., Abrahamson K., Ammerman T., Fercho H., Rohlman D.S., Anger W.K.
Title Computer-based training for food services workers at a hospital
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.35, No.3, p.317-327. Illus. 52 ref.
Abstract Interactive computer-based safety instruction (CBI) was given to 73 workers in the food services department of a university hospital. Subjects were observed at their jobs prior to, during the instruction and after the instruction. The proportion of correct answers to a computer-based test on safety improved significantly after the training (95%) as opposed to before the training (74.5%). There was in particular an increased accuracy in answers to questions that required application of knowledge to the work setting (from 46% to 79%). Improvements in work practices were seen in 79% of workers. There were important improvements in knowledge and work practices, showing that the benefits of CBI extended effectively to the workplace floor.
Descriptors (primary) housekeeping and restaurant services workers; safety training in industry; hospitals; cooking
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; computer applications; safe working methods; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Health care services