A Study on the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Trainings of Construction Workers in TurkeyAuthor/Presenter: Başağaa, Hasan B.; Temela, Bayram, A.; Atasoyb, Muzaffer; Yıldırımc, İbrahim
In this study, profiles of the employees working in construction sector and who are to be educated in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) have been investigated and the perspectives of the employees on OHS have been presented in order for the OHS trainings to be provided effectively. In accordance with this purpose, a face-to-face survey was carried out practically with the employees in the construction sector in Turkey. It has been researched whether the age, educational level, knowledge, etc. characteristics of the employees that work in the constructions sites, defined as very hazardous occupations, vary. The level of employees’ knowledge about OHS and how to provide OHS trainings to the employees accordingly have been studied. These findings may be valid for other developing countries with a similar working climate or may be regarded as a preliminary study. In this context, general findings may be a different benchmark not only for international
but also for academic and practical comparisons.