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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 extent to which managers have ensured that their relevant employees (i.e.employees liable to asbestos exposure) have received ASA training. The number ofmanagers per employee group is displayed beside each shaded bar. This number is alsoexpressed as a percentage of the total number (n) of managers in that cohort, wheren=11 for ASA-trained managers and n=19 for non-ASA-trained managers.p=0.000, Fisher’s exact test for significant association between amanager’s relevant employees being ASA-trained and the manager being ASA-trained(Cramer’s V=0.665).
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fig_007: The extent to which managers have ensured that their relevant employees (i.e.employees liable to asbestos exposure) have received ASA training. The number ofmanagers per employee group is displayed beside each shaded bar. This number is alsoexpressed as a percentage of the total number (n) of managers in that cohort, wheren=11 for ASA-trained managers and n=19 for non-ASA-trained managers.p=0.000, Fisher’s exact test for significant association between amanager’s relevant employees being ASA-trained and the manager being ASA-trained(Cramer’s V=0.665).

Mentions: As outlined in the Introduction, Irish employers have a legal duty to provide training andinformation to those of their employees at risk of exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Inthis regard, Fig. 7Fig. 7.


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 extent to which managers have ensured that their relevant employees (i.e.employees liable to asbestos exposure) have received ASA training. The number ofmanagers per employee group is displayed beside each shaded bar. This number is alsoexpressed as a percentage of the total number (n) of managers in that cohort, wheren=11 for ASA-trained managers and n=19 for non-ASA-trained managers.p=0.000, Fisher’s exact test for significant association between amanager’s relevant employees being ASA-trained and the manager being ASA-trained(Cramer’s V=0.665).
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fig_007: The extent to which managers have ensured that their relevant employees (i.e.employees liable to asbestos exposure) have received ASA training. The number ofmanagers per employee group is displayed beside each shaded bar. This number is alsoexpressed as a percentage of the total number (n) of managers in that cohort, wheren=11 for ASA-trained managers and n=19 for non-ASA-trained managers.p=0.000, Fisher’s exact test for significant association between amanager’s relevant employees being ASA-trained and the manager being ASA-trained(Cramer’s V=0.665).
Mentions: As outlined in the Introduction, Irish employers have a legal duty to provide training andinformation to those of their employees at risk of exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Inthis regard, Fig. 7Fig. 7.

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