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Document ID (ISN)77012
CIS number 01-1262
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tan-Wilhelm D., Witte K., Liu W.Y., Newman L.S., Janssen A., Ellison C., Yancey A., Sanderson W., Henneberger P.K.
Title Impact of a worker notification program: Assessment of attitudinal and behavioral outcomes
Bibliographic information Feb. 2000, Vol.37, No.2, p.205-213. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract This paper describes the development and evaluation of a worker notification programme at a beryllium machining plant. Self-protective attitudinal and behavioural responses among workers were compared in two plants: an intervention plant that received beryllium risk notification and a matched control plant that did not receive notification. Workers receiving notification reported significantly stronger perceptions of threat and efficacy, more positive attitudes toward safety practices and engaged in more protective behaviour than the workers at the control plant. This study demonstrates the utility of applying communication theories in the development of notification messages and the results suggest that mass presentations may be just as effective, if not more so, than one-on-one notifications.
Descriptors (primary) beryllium; information of personnel; supply of information; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) risk awareness; comparative study; safety and health training; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China); USA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Inorganic substances
Psychological factors