Relationships among Worker Gender, Communication Patterns, and Safety Performance in Work Zones

Safety communication, including safety training, is an important and cost effective tool for achieving excellent safety performance during construction (Hallowell 2010). However, recent work has identified that worker demographics has an impact on how safety knowledge is shared. Thus, the proposed research intends to study how worker gender impacts patterns of work crew safety communication on roadway construction in the Pacific Northwest. This project hypothesizes that work crews with both male and female members (or, gender diverse work crews) show different communication patterns and worse safety performance than crews without gender diversity and investigate this hypothesis by various methods in the project.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $36461.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Kaminsky, Jessica

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      201 More Hall, Box 352700
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kaminsky, Jessica

    • Start Date: 20150116
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160615
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39066

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01553419
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC40
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Feb 14 2015 1:00AM