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ERIC Number: EJ1026400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
Doing It Old School: Peer-Led Occupational Safety Training in the U.S. Construction Industry
Sinyai, Clayton; Stafford, Pete; Trahan, Chris
McGill Journal of Education, v48 n3 p605-611 2013
Many labour organizations that sponsor occupational health and safety training champion "peer training," preferring instructors drawn from the shopfloor over academically credentialed experts. But peer training is hardly new: in the skilled trades, master craftsmen have instructed apprentices since the Middle Ages. Building on the apprenticeship model of education, the U.S.-based construction unions have created a network of more than 4,000 peer trainers who provide occupational health and safety training to up to 100,000 men and women in the building trades each year.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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