Physical Exposures, Work Tasks, and OSHA-10 Training among Temporary and Payroll Construction Workers

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, Katerina M. Santiago, Jordan Stillman, Kevin J. Moore, Danielle A. Sierra, Juanita Chalmers, Melissa Baniak, Melissa M. Jordan

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Objective: We characterize and compare the self-reported physical exposures, work tasks, and OSHA-10 training in a non-probabilistic sample of temporary and payroll construction workers. Methods: In June 2016, a total of 250 payroll and temporary general laborers employed at Florida construction sites completed a survey at the job site as part of the falls reported among minority employees (FRAME) study. Results: Workers employed through temp agencies (57.1%) were significantly more likely to report moving or lifting materials more than 100 pounds than payroll workers (38.5%; P < 0.01). Temporary construction workers with 10-hour OSHA training (22.2%) spent significantly less time with intense hand use/awkward hand posture than temporary workers without 10-hour OSHA training (46.9%; P = 0.048). Conclusions: Temp construction workers with OSHA 10-hour training reported less hazardous physical postures than workers without the same training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e159-e165
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018


  • OSHA training
  • construction industry
  • manual material handling
  • temporary workers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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