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Document ID (ISN)78080
CIS number 02-382
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fernandez J.A., Daltuva J.A., Robins T.G.
Title Industrial emergency response training: An assessment of long-term impact of a union-based program
Bibliographic information Nov. 2000, Vol.38, No.5, p.598-605. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract The long-term impact of the United Automobile Workers' (UAW) Industrial Emergency Response Training on health and safety conditions and practices in plants is described. Two strategies are combined in this 24-hour training: the use of peer (worker) trainers and a participant-centred approach, the Small Group Activity Method (SGAM). Impact was assessed through a telephone survey of 67 trainees conducted on average 16.8 months post-training. 74% of trainees reported using at least one of the provided written training manuals. Of those reporting an accident in their facility after training, 88% said it was handled differently because of training. Participants report that peer trainers are more knowledgeable and communicate better than do other types of trainers; they also reported that SGAM made training more applicable to their workplace and 98.5% liked the methods used.
Descriptors (primary) emergency services; workers' participation; safety programmes; motor vehicle industry
Descriptors (secondary) training of OSH personnel; training course; emergency organization; programme evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Workers' participation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry