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Theorizing the State of Health Practices and Climate in Construction via Fourfold Structuration

Abstract Regulatory agencies, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), recognize that decisions regarding occupational health are often economically driven, with worker health only a secondary concern (Ruttenberg, 2014). To investigate the four National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) long-standing health concerns—welding fumes, crystalline silica, noise, and musculoskeletal disorders—a mixed methods research is conducted. Fourfold structuration, a holistic communication process with roots in indigenous/ancient knowledge, is used to organize data and facilitate making tangible relationships of health to productivity and profits that are abstract and of... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Tello, Linda Marguerite (Author) / Grau, David (Advisor) / Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka (Committee member) / Hanemann, Michael (Committee member) / Chong, Oswald (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Occupational safety / Environmental health / Native American studies / Construction / Holistic Framework / Indigenous Knowledge / Occupational Health & Safety / OSHA Hierarchy of Controls / Productivity
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 669 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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