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The extent and influence of Asbestos Safety Awareness training among managers who had previously commissioned an asbestos survey in their workplace buildings.

Hickey J, Saunders J, Davern P - Ind Health (2015)

Bottom Line: The study found that ASA-trained managers (n=11) were not significantly more likely to work in larger organisations or in organisations which operated an accredited management system.Most managers (n=28) commissioned the asbestos survey to satisfy a pre-requisite of external contractors for commencing refurbishment/demolition work in their buildings.Given its potential to positively influence the occupational management of asbestos, the authors recommend the general promotion of suitably tailored ASA-training programmes among building managers and external contractors alike.

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Affiliation: Chemical & Environmental Sciences Department, University of Limerick, Ireland.

ABSTRACT
A telephone survey was conducted among a sample of managers (n=30) in Ireland who had previously commissioned an asbestos survey in their workplace buildings. The aims of the telephone survey were to examine the extent to which managers had completed Asbestos Safety Awareness (ASA) training, and to assess how such training might influence (i) their instinctive thoughts on asbestos, and (ii) their approach to aspects of asbestos management within their buildings. Managers' motivations for commissioning the asbestos survey were also identified. The study found that ASA-trained managers (n=11) were not significantly more likely to work in larger organisations or in organisations which operated an accredited management system. Though ASA-trained managers' instinctive thoughts on asbestos were of a slightly poorer technical quality compared with those of non-ASA-trained managers, they were still significantly more cognisant of their responsibilities towards those of their employees at specific risk of asbestos exposure. Most managers (n=28) commissioned the asbestos survey to satisfy a pre-requisite of external contractors for commencing refurbishment/demolition work in their buildings. Given its potential to positively influence the occupational management of asbestos, the authors recommend the general promotion of suitably tailored ASA-training programmes among building managers and external contractors alike.

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Managers’ opinion(s) on asbestos based on their selection of statements from apre-defined set—the selection of more than one statement was allowed. The number ofmanagers per opinion statement is displayed beside each shaded bar. This number isalso expressed as a percentage of the total number (n) of managers in that cohort,where n=11 for ASA-trained managers and n=19 for non-ASA-trained managers.
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fig_004: Managers’ opinion(s) on asbestos based on their selection of statements from apre-defined set—the selection of more than one statement was allowed. The number ofmanagers per opinion statement is displayed beside each shaded bar. This number isalso expressed as a percentage of the total number (n) of managers in that cohort,where n=11 for ASA-trained managers and n=19 for non-ASA-trained managers.

Mentions: To complement the open-ended question about their instinctive thoughts on asbestos,managers were also asked a multiple-choice, closed-ended question in which they gave theiropinion(s) on asbestos by selecting one or more statements from a pre-defined set. Theirresponses are summarised in Fig. 4Fig. 4.


The extent and influence of Asbestos Safety Awareness training among managers who had previously commissioned an asbestos survey in their workplace buildings.

Hickey J, Saunders J, Davern P - Ind Health (2015)

Managers’ opinion(s) on asbestos based on their selection of statements from apre-defined set—the selection of more than one statement was allowed. The number ofmanagers per opinion statement is displayed beside each shaded bar. This number isalso expressed as a percentage of the total number (n) of managers in that cohort,where n=11 for ASA-trained managers and n=19 for non-ASA-trained managers.
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fig_004: Managers’ opinion(s) on asbestos based on their selection of statements from apre-defined set—the selection of more than one statement was allowed. The number ofmanagers per opinion statement is displayed beside each shaded bar. This number isalso expressed as a percentage of the total number (n) of managers in that cohort,where n=11 for ASA-trained managers and n=19 for non-ASA-trained managers.
Mentions: To complement the open-ended question about their instinctive thoughts on asbestos,managers were also asked a multiple-choice, closed-ended question in which they gave theiropinion(s) on asbestos by selecting one or more statements from a pre-defined set. Theirresponses are summarised in Fig. 4Fig. 4.

Bottom Line: The study found that ASA-trained managers (n=11) were not significantly more likely to work in larger organisations or in organisations which operated an accredited management system.Most managers (n=28) commissioned the asbestos survey to satisfy a pre-requisite of external contractors for commencing refurbishment/demolition work in their buildings.Given its potential to positively influence the occupational management of asbestos, the authors recommend the general promotion of suitably tailored ASA-training programmes among building managers and external contractors alike.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Chemical & Environmental Sciences Department, University of Limerick, Ireland.

ABSTRACT
A telephone survey was conducted among a sample of managers (n=30) in Ireland who had previously commissioned an asbestos survey in their workplace buildings. The aims of the telephone survey were to examine the extent to which managers had completed Asbestos Safety Awareness (ASA) training, and to assess how such training might influence (i) their instinctive thoughts on asbestos, and (ii) their approach to aspects of asbestos management within their buildings. Managers' motivations for commissioning the asbestos survey were also identified. The study found that ASA-trained managers (n=11) were not significantly more likely to work in larger organisations or in organisations which operated an accredited management system. Though ASA-trained managers' instinctive thoughts on asbestos were of a slightly poorer technical quality compared with those of non-ASA-trained managers, they were still significantly more cognisant of their responsibilities towards those of their employees at specific risk of asbestos exposure. Most managers (n=28) commissioned the asbestos survey to satisfy a pre-requisite of external contractors for commencing refurbishment/demolition work in their buildings. Given its potential to positively influence the occupational management of asbestos, the authors recommend the general promotion of suitably tailored ASA-training programmes among building managers and external contractors alike.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus