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Document ID (ISN)108148
CIS number 08-607
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Babin Katz D., Kaufman J.
Title New direction drives safety success at APAC-Missouri
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, p.42-49. Illus.
Abstract This article presents the results of the implementation of a safety programme at a major road building contractor in the United States, based on rewarding behaviours rather than injury statistics which are often flawed because of underreporting. It is based on individual e-learning, coupled with incentives for completing each module. Eleven months from the launch of the programme, the company's reportable injury rates, serious injuries, fleet incidents and claims cost per man hour were reduced by 63%, 75%, 70% and 90% respectively from the previous year.
Descriptors (primary) road work; plant safety organization; construction industry; USA
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; training course; human behaviour; safety training in industry; programme evaluation; computer applications; motivation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Construction industry and civil engineering