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1 David Asker-Browne Occupational Hygienist And Expert Witness www.oheal.com

2 Occupational diseases are for the rest of your life SILICOSISASTHMA ASBESTOSISVIBRATION WHITE FINGER MESOTHELIOMAHARD METAL DISEASE NOISE INDUCED HEARING LOSSTINNITUS www.oheal.com

3 Latency is important – health effects can take years to show up Does this lead to a false sense of security ? www.oheal.com

4 Attitudes to risk Peer pressure Not well informed by self or employer Grandma smoked and lived to 96 Employer should protect me Procrastination Ostrich syndrome Averse to change www.oheal.com

5 Self - Efficacy How much effort an employee will put into initiating and maintaining a behavioural change – Fight or Flight ? www.oheal.com

6 Learning Theories Complex behaviour is learned gradually through the modification of more simple behaviour Duplication – imitation – repetition of beneficial actions www.oheal.com

7 Theory of Reasoned Action Assumes employees consider the consequences of performing a specific behaviour Personal attitude and social pressure determine intention www.oheal.com

8 Theory of Planned Behaviour Employee may have OK intentions but is not in control of all factors affecting the behaviour of himself and colleagues www.oheal.com

9 Viral Change A small set of modified behaviours spread by people with a high degree of influence establishes sustainable new routines WITHOUT A CHANGE OF BEHAVIOUR THERE IS NO CHANGE www.oheal.com


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