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Document ID (ISN)77014
CIS number 01-1026
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Weidner B.L.
Title Testing as a measure of worker health and safety training: Perspectives from a hazardous materials program
Bibliographic information Feb. 2000, Vol.37, No.2, p.221-228. 31 ref.
Abstract Health and safety training for hazardous materials workers is among the major policies of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A large and growing workforce in this area and the resulting risks for these workers and the public make quality training critical. Measuring the effectiveness of the training programme by testing the trainee was examined from the perspective of a large hazardous materials training programme. Knowledge data from individuals greatly aided in evaluating programme effectiveness at the time of training and in assessing workplace impact later. Use of sound testing principles, creative examination methods and materials, and collaboration across programmes, helped to address concerns for individual programmes and the field generally.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; safety training in industry; aptitude tests
Descriptors (secondary) USA; teaching; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s)
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) OSH training