The Journal of Science of Labour
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Trend Analysis of Minor Scary Incidents Experienced by Communication Construction Workers and Verification of Near-Accident Prevention Education
—Efforts in Preventing Minor Scary Incidents at Construction Sites—
Kazuhito SHIINA
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2012 Volume 88 Issue 4 Pages 121-129

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This research aims at identifying issues in coping with minor scary incidents that could take place at construction sites. It consists of three parts: (1) characteristics of minor scary incidents experienced by communication construction workers, (2) verification of near-accident prevention education, and (3) investigation as to recognition of effectiveness of minor scary incidents. The trend analysis classifies the incidents into three categories, i.e., “while moving,” while working,” and “at workplace,” and finds that these incidents could lead to industrial accidents. As to the effectiveness of the accident prevention education, the analysis of variances in two-way repeated measures confirms that only those groups with higher average ages and longer years of work experience show an increase in the percentage of reporting “no” in causing incidents three months after the education. The investigation as to recognition of the effectiveness of minor scary incidents confirms that the accident prevention education is effective in preventing accidents. It also finds other issues such as avoiding mannerism and sharing information.

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