Open Access Thesis
Date of Award
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mumtaz A. Usmen
Emrah E. Kazan
TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF
OSHA SILICA AND EXCAVATION SAFETY STANDARDS
Advisor: Dr Mumtaz Usmen
Major: Civil Engineering
Degree: Master of Science
As construction safety and health standards evolve due to changing industry practices and stakeholder expectations, and the mandates get stronger on compliance with these standards, the need for training programs become more pronounced. The proposed paper covers the training material development and program delivery and evaluation efforts associated with two OSHA standards applicable to construction; one on Respirable Crystalline Silica (29 CFR 1926.1153) and other on Excavation and Trenching (29 CFR 1926 Subpart P). The work reported were undertaken through federally funded grants under the auspices of OSHA’s Susan Harwood program. The training materials developed consisted of PowerPoint instructional modules; pretests and posttests to measure incremental knowledge gain; exercises to support better understanding of the training contents; and survey instruments to evaluate the effectiveness of the training materials and training delivery systems used in implementing the programs. Trainees included employees and employers representing various trades (operating engineers, laborers, masons, facilities personnel and others). The delivery was performed by an instructor led traditional lecture method for the Silica standard, while a combination of instructor led traditional lecture and independent self-spaced online methods was implemented for the Excavation and Trenching standard. Training material and program delivery details and the acquisition and analysis of all the data pertaining to training effectiveness analysis and evaluation based on Kirkpatrick levels 1 and 2 are described and discussed in this thesis.
Desruisseaux, Bedel, "Training Effectiveness Analysis Of Osha Silica And Excavation Safety Standards For Construction" (2019). Wayne State University Theses. 701.