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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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The various sources of managers’ current knowledge of asbestos—the selection of morethan one source was allowed. The number of managers per source of current knowledge isdisplayed beside each shaded bar. This number is also expressed as a percentage of thetotal number (n) of managers in that cohort, where n=11 for ASA-trained managers andn=19 for non-ASA-trained managers. p=0.107, Fisher’s exact test forsignificant association between “word of mouth” as the sole source of knowledge and amanager being ASA-trained.
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fig_005: The various sources of managers’ current knowledge of asbestos—the selection of morethan one source was allowed. The number of managers per source of current knowledge isdisplayed beside each shaded bar. This number is also expressed as a percentage of thetotal number (n) of managers in that cohort, where n=11 for ASA-trained managers andn=19 for non-ASA-trained managers. p=0.107, Fisher’s exact test forsignificant association between “word of mouth” as the sole source of knowledge and amanager being ASA-trained.

Mentions: Managers were asked to select any or all of the various sources of their current knowledgeon asbestos (including ASA training) from the following pre-defined set: “ASA training”,“the internet”, “word of mouth”, “the media (television, radio, newspapers)”, “other, pleasespecify”, and a final option stating that they did not have any knowledge of asbestos. Figure 5Fig. 5.


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)

The various sources of managers’ current knowledge of asbestos—the selection of morethan one source was allowed. The number of managers per source of current knowledge isdisplayed beside each shaded bar. This number is also expressed as a percentage of thetotal number (n) of managers in that cohort, where n=11 for ASA-trained managers andn=19 for non-ASA-trained managers. p=0.107, Fisher’s exact test forsignificant association between “word of mouth” as the sole source of knowledge and amanager being ASA-trained.
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fig_005: The various sources of managers’ current knowledge of asbestos—the selection of morethan one source was allowed. The number of managers per source of current knowledge isdisplayed beside each shaded bar. This number is also expressed as a percentage of thetotal number (n) of managers in that cohort, where n=11 for ASA-trained managers andn=19 for non-ASA-trained managers. p=0.107, Fisher’s exact test forsignificant association between “word of mouth” as the sole source of knowledge and amanager being ASA-trained.
Mentions: Managers were asked to select any or all of the various sources of their current knowledgeon asbestos (including ASA training) from the following pre-defined set: “ASA training”,“the internet”, “word of mouth”, “the media (television, radio, newspapers)”, “other, pleasespecify”, and a final option stating that they did not have any knowledge of asbestos. Figure 5Fig. 5.

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