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October/November 2011 (vol. 08/3)

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Reducing exposure through behavioural change

A systematic review of behavioural training to reduce workers’ risks of exposure to dermal and respiratory hazards found only 10 papers meeting inclusion criteria, with generally small effect sizes. Methodological flaws, which may explain the poor outcomes, include potential bias, underreporting and inadequate coverage of the behavioural change elements. Better quality interventions and well-designed evaluation studies are needed with a reduced reliance on self-report measures.

Occupational Medicine 2011; 61: 311–320.

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2011 (vol. 08/3) pp41