Evaluating worksite-based interventions that promote safety belt use

Maria Segui-Gomez

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of worksite-based interventions in increasing the use of safety belts among employees. Search Strategies: Using the Cochrane Collaboration search strategy, we searched in electronic databases, review articles, U.S. government documents, and reports of research agencies. Selection Criteria: Studies had to be evaluations of worksite-based interventions with a clear description of the program. The outcomes evaluated were the percentage of drivers using their safety belts before and after the intervention and (when possible) after a follow-up period. Safety belt use had to be measured in an objective manner, and a comparison group was necessary. Results: Forty-eight interventions met the selection criteria. All interventions increased safety belt use among employees, and in 16 the increases were significant (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-22
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume18
Issue number4 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - May 2000

Keywords

  • Accident prevention
  • Injury prevention
  • Intervention studies
  • Review literature
  • Seatbelts
  • Workplace
  • Wounds and injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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