Cultural knowledge of women in the construction industry related to occupational health and safety

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Title:
Cultural knowledge of women in the construction industry related to occupational health and safety
Author:
Monahan, Genevieve Louise
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The following study identifies and describes the cultural knowledge of women working in the construction industry regarding occupational health and safety. Data was gathered on 6 female construction workers, using the techniques of participant observation and the ethnographic interview. Results of the field observation and the interviews revealed that the women had a high level of knowledge of many work place hazards. They were also aware of kinds of accidents and injuries and a number of ways of cutting down on the hazards. Less was known about chronic, progressive, as opposed to acute injury. Despite their belief that most accidents were preventable, the women described a variety of reasons for not taking precautions. The major reasons given involved peer pressure and lack of time.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women -- Health and hygiene.; Industrial safety.; Safety education, Industrial.; Building -- Safety measures.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Graham, Katherine Young

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleCultural knowledge of women in the construction industry related to occupational health and safetyen_US
dc.creatorMonahan, Genevieve Louiseen_US
dc.contributor.authorMonahan, Genevieve Louiseen_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe following study identifies and describes the cultural knowledge of women working in the construction industry regarding occupational health and safety. Data was gathered on 6 female construction workers, using the techniques of participant observation and the ethnographic interview. Results of the field observation and the interviews revealed that the women had a high level of knowledge of many work place hazards. They were also aware of kinds of accidents and injuries and a number of ways of cutting down on the hazards. Less was known about chronic, progressive, as opposed to acute injury. Despite their belief that most accidents were preventable, the women described a variety of reasons for not taking precautions. The major reasons given involved peer pressure and lack of time.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen -- Health and hygiene.en_US
dc.subjectIndustrial safety.en_US
dc.subjectSafety education, Industrial.en_US
dc.subjectBuilding -- Safety measures.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGraham, Katherine Youngen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1334085en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20361795en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16987469en_US
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