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Document ID (ISN)104237
CIS number 05-402
ISBN(s) 0-7176-6128-8
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 354
Health and Safety Executive
Title Enhancing chemical risk control for reducing exposure in the workplace through advanced risk messaging techniques
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. ix, 125p. Illus. 64 ref. Price: GBP 20.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract Report of a pilot study into the use of an interactive computer-based simulation game called ARM (Advanced Risk Messenger) which provides spray painters in the motor repair industry with information about their working conditions and the effects on their health. This game allows players to search for information and to manipulate their working environment to see what the effects are. The hazard explored in this study was the risk of asthma through exposure to isocyanates. In the game setting, asthma could be avoided by choosing the full-face air supplied respirator for breathing protection, a ventilated spray booth and training. The ARM programme could provide a valuable research tool for investigating how a person responds to a message and whether they intend to change their behaviour.
Descriptors (primary) human behaviour; information of personnel; hazard identification; chemical hazards
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; computer simulation; asthma; paint spraying; isocyanates
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Classification and labelling of chemicals
Psychological factors