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Document ID (ISN)110012
CIS number 09-1074
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carmody M., Winder C.
Title Use of personal protective equipment in the wet cement trades in the NSW construction industry
Bibliographic information June 2009, Vol.25, No.3, p.197-208. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract This article presents observational data regarding the personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by 612 workers observed across 84 residential construction sites throughout the Greater Sydney, Australia, area during the 18 months leading up to the Sydney Olympic Games. Bricklayers, floorlayers, renderers and concreters demonstrated a greater than 60% level of compliance in the wearing of PPE. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; New South Wales; construction sites; safe working methods; limitation of exposure; construction industry; personal protective equipment; cement
Descriptors (secondary) supervision of use of protective equipment; Australia; concrete pouring; supply of personal protective equipment; mortar; survey; bricklaying
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Construction industry
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Psychological factors
Cement and concrete
Construction industry and civil engineering
Safety culture and safety consciousness