Safety Climate in Construction Workers

Our team is interested in increasing understanding of factors that comprise both positive and negative construction safety and health cultures, and testing the effects of changes in construction safety management aimed at improving health and safety.

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We are currently conducting a study to understand  how different general contractors’ safety programs influence the safety culture and safety performance of workers employed by small and medium sized subcontractors on their projects. Through this study, we will also be evaluating whether better assimilation of ergonomics into overall safety efforts will increase awareness of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) hazards, decrease ergonomic risks, and reduce musculoskeletal injuries and disorders among the subcontractors working for a large general contractor.