One-Hour Pilot Training to Prevent Workers From Taking Home Workplace Contaminants

Published on 2019-11-09T13:07:18Z (GMT) by
<div><p>Workers can accidentally transport chemical hazards from the workplace to the home, known as “take-home exposures.” Recent take-home lead-poisoning cases highlight the need for effective prevention training. A one-hour take-home prevention training was developed in partnership with a nonprofit. The training was administered and evaluated during two training sessions with twenty-one trainees. The training was composed of a lecture and interactive activities. An illustrated poster was used with different prevention actions within a story line to reduce take-home exposures under three categories: facilities with formal health and safety programs, small businesses, and outdoor work. The effectiveness and acceptability of the training was measured by a survey and pre- and posttraining exams. The second training exam responses showed a 14 percent (84 percent to 98 percent) increase in take-home prevention knowledge. Community-based prevention training could reduce the burden of chemical exposures on vulnerable workers and their families.</p></div>

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Ceballos, Diana; Guerrero, Mariana; Kalweit, Andrew; Rabin, Richard; Spengler, John; Herrick, Robert (2019): One-Hour Pilot Training to Prevent Workers From Taking Home Workplace Contaminants. SAGE Journals. Collection.