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Document ID (ISN)78061
CIS number 02-246
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kinn S., Khuder S.A., Bisesi M.S., Wooley S.
Title Evaluation of safety orientation and training programs for reducing injuries in the plumbing and pipefitting industry
Bibliographic information Dec. 2000, Vol.42, No.12, p.1142-1147. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract The effectiveness of employee orientation and training in reducing injuries among plumbers and pipe fitters was studied. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration's occupational injury data and safety and training records for six plumbing and pipefitting employers were examined. During the period 1996 to 1998, 133 injuries were recorded during 2,541,432 working hours. The most common types of injuries were cuts, lacerations and abrasions, the majority resulting from workers being struck by objects. The injury rate was significantly higher for small companies and companies working longer hours. 75% of workers received an orientation on injury prevention. Among workers who received a safety orientation, only 3.4% experienced injuries, compared with 11.1% of workers without an orientation. Proper safety orientation and training could significantly reduce the risks for occupational injuries in construction workers.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; pipelaying; safety training in industry; plumbing; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; work time schedules; information of personnel; plant safety organization; frequency rates; construction industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Trenching and excavating
Safety programmes