A SURVEY OF THE SAFETY ENVIRONMENT OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

THE RELATIONSHIP IS STUDIED BETWEEN ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE AND HUMAN FACTORS SUCH AS THE WORKMAN'S ATTITUDE TOWARD HIMSELF, HIS FELLOW WORKERS, HIS BOSSES, AND THE WORLD. A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS DEVELOPED AND CIRCULATED BY OFFICIALS OF OPERATING ENGINEERS UNION LOCAL 3 TO ITS MEMBERS. THE FINDINGS INDICATE THAT A STRONG RELATIONSHIP EXISTS BETWEEN ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE AND A WORKMAN'S ATTITUDES. THE RELATIONSHIP IS SO STRONG THAT ANSWERS TO A QUESTIONNAIRE, SUCH AS WAS USED CAN BE VERY HELPFUL IN PREDICTING A WORKMAN'S FUTURE ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE. FOUR TYPES OF INJURIES OR POSSIBLE INJURIES WERE DISCUSSED AND SOME DEGREE OF ACCIDENT PRONENESS SEEMED EVIDENT. THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT CORRELATION BETWEEN THOSE INDIVIDUALS HAVING LOST TIME ACCIDENTS AND THOSE HAVING MINOR INJURIES, TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, AND NEAR MISSES. THE QUESTIONNAIRE AND MULTIPLE DISCRIMINATE ANALYSIS MAY PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO LOCATE THOSE PERSONS WHO TEND TOWARD HAVING ACCIDENTS OF ALL SORTS- THE FIRST STEP TOWARD CORRECTING THIS DIFFICULTY.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tr No 114, 111 PP, 71 FIG, 70 TAB, 3 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford University

    Stanford, CA  United States  94305
  • Authors:
    • Stwolinski, L W
  • Publication Date: 1969-10

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  • Accession Number: 00215278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM