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Experimental analysis of using examples and non-examples in safety training☆
  • Published Date:
    Oct 15 2016
  • Source:
    J Safety Res. 59:97-104.


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  • Pubmed ID:
    27847004
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC5131726
  • Description:
    Introduction

    The effects of training content consisting of examples and/or non-examples was studied on the acquisition of safety-related skills.

    Method

    Participants (N = 160) were randomly assigned to first receive computer-based training on office ergonomics that included either no examples of safe or at-risk postures, safe examples only, at-risk examples only, or both safe and at-risk examples. Participants then attempted to classify as safe or at-risk various postures depicted in short video clips and demonstrate with their own posture the range of safe postures.

    Results

    Groups that were trained with both safe and at-risk examples showed greater classification accuracy and less error in their demonstration of safe postures. Training with only safe or at-risk examples resulted in a moderate amount of error and a consistent underestimation of risk.

    Conclusion

    Training content consisting of both examples and non-examples improved acquisition of safety-related skills.

    Practical applications

    The strategic selection of training content may improve identification of risks and safe work practices.

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  • Funding:
    CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
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