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Pilot-testing the Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CATsc) for Small Hispanic Construction Firms

Hispanic workers employed in small businesses may be less likely to experience a strong safety climate on construction worksites, and it may account for their disproportionate injury rates. In order to design effective safety interventions targeted at small construction businesses, it is essential to be able to capture the realities experienced by this population accurately.

PARS: Using Augmented Panoramas of Reality for Construction Safety Training

As a construction occupational safety training tool, traditional Virtual reality (VR) simulations can provide workers safe and controlled experiences of unsafe scenarios. However, they are expensive and time-consuming to develop and often do not offer true representations of real-world conditions.

Development of a Workforce Sustainability Model for Construction

Relative to other sectors, the construction workforce has experienced high turnover rates and poor safety performance over the last few decades. The industry has also struggled to retain existing workers and recruit new ones to construction careers. Using the Delphi method, the authors interviewed industry professionals and academics to identify the characteristics of a sustainable construction workforce, and to create an instrument construction employers could use to assess workforce sustainability.

Holographic Visual Interaction and Remote Collaboration in Construction Safety and Health

Mixed-Reality technology blends virtual reality with the physical world, enabling wearers of a mixed reality headset to view the physical environment as well as notes, objects and information appended to real-world objects, and then  to share their view with others via wireless networks. Applying this technology to safety communication would permit onsite and office personnel to collaborate about jobsite hazards in real-time with shared visuals.

Nanotechnology: Assessing Awareness and Training Needs Among California Construction Trades

A growing number of construction products incorporate engineered nanoparticles, but little is known about their long-term health effects on exposed workers. The study explored the current understanding and use of nanotechnology applications in heavy industrial/commercial construction among union leaders, apprenticeship program staff and construction contractors.

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