Through a collaboration with general contractors, electrical construction associations, and unions, this project will identify high-risk tasks that cause a large proportion of fatalities and injuries in the electrical trades; explore factors that increase task difficulties and exposure to hazards; and recommend interventions at the planning phase to reduce those factors.
Research Team: Sara Brooks, Chris Le
Better pre-task planning has the potential to bring major improvements to worker safety and health. This project will focus on electrical construction, collaborating with general contractors, electrical contractor associations and unions to identify high-risk tasks; explore factors that increase task difficulties and exposure to hazards; and recommend interventions at the planning phase to reduce those factors. Outputs will include a new task profile database and enhanced job hazard analysis documents. A new tool will also be developed so other trades can assess workers’ perception of task difficulty, address contributing factors, and establish a process for continuous improvement.