|Document ID (ISN)||77012|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tan-Wilhelm D., Witte K., Liu W.Y., Newman L.S., Janssen A., Ellison C., Yancey A., Sanderson W., Henneberger P.K.
||Impact of a worker notification program: Assessment of attitudinal and behavioral outcomes
||Feb. 2000, Vol.37, No.2, p.205-213. Illus. 31 ref.
||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.
||beryllium; information of personnel; supply of information; human behaviour
||risk awareness; comparative study; safety and health training; programme evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China); USA|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors