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Implementing a Peer Mentoring Program for Safety Improvement Research Organization: East Carolina University Department of Construction Management

Dr. Donna A. Hollar

There is a current need to address the inconsistent transfer of safety knowledge from organizational policies and procedures to field workers, especially Hispanic workers on the jobsite. Past research has shown that workers received the most information and guidance about safety from other crew members. Targeted workers will be identified for participation and training will take place on tablets at the workers’ jobsites. Workers will provide evaluative feedback through various pre-program and post-program assessment tools. The proposed research would result in the development of a peer mentoring program with training materials that could be deployed by construction firms as a method to improve overall safety.