|Document ID (ISN)||77923|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Contract Research Report CRR 400/2002
||Petts J., McAlpine S., Homan J., Sadhra S., Pattison H., McRae S.
Health and Safety Executive
||Development of a methodology to design and evaluate effective risk messages - Electroplating case study
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. viii, 109p. Illus. 46 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
||This report presents the findings of an application of the mental-models approach to the design and testing of risk information. This approach focuses on the beliefs and knowledge of workers compared to experts in order to identify deficiencies in knowledge and to design more effective risk information. The study focussed on small firms in the electroplating sector, and involved questionnaires, workshops and structured interviews. It was found that the level of understanding of the chemical risks associated with electroplating was generally good. However, mental-models approach enabled the design of new risk messages, where the information was presented in the form of practical advice expressed in simple language. These risk messages proved effective in raising awareness of the long-term risks posed by chemicals used in the electroplating industry.
||safety consciousness; electroplating; danger symbols; chemical hazards; warning notices
||dangerous substances; small enterprises; United Kingdom; report; supply of information; human behaviour; questionnaire survey; expertise; chromic acid; human factors
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
Classification and labelling of chemicals
Safety culture and safety consciousness