Results of a fall prevention educational intervention for residential construction

Source: Safety Science, 2016, Vol 89 p. 301-307

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls from height remain the leading cause of fatalities in residential construction. This study used results from a comprehensive needs assessment to guide changes in fall prevention training in a joint union-contractor carpenter apprenticeship program. The revised training utilized hands-on, participatory training methods preferred by the learners to address the safety gaps in the curriculum; including ladder use, leading edge work, truss setting, and use of scaffolding and personal fall arrest. The revised training resulted in improved fall safety knowledge, self-reported worksite behaviours, risk perceptions, and safety climate, even after adjusting for temporal trends.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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