Accession Number : AD0709547

Title :   MOTIVATION IN EYE PROTECTION PROGRAMS,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Wigglesworth,E. C.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Although the need for eye protection against impact hazards is well recognized, eye protection programs are of no value unless they are used. The methods of compulsion are costly, limited in application, frequently unsuccessful and unlikely to produce a satisfactory permanent solution. Methods in which the wearer is strongly motivated to use eye protection may ultimately prove to be more effective; although there is as yet insufficient knowledge to guarantee success, some relevant factors are known. Those methods that motivate towards the use of eye protection include the need for vision correction, fear of injury, jealousy of others, choice, and the effects of training; those that motivate against acceptance include the use of eye protection that is technically inefficient, cumbersome or uncomfortable in any way, or, more particularly, is aesthetically unpleasing. Strong influences which may be for or against acceptance are exerted on the individual by the reaction of the working group. The need for more investigational work into group motivational factors is suggested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTIVATION, *EYEGLASSES), (*EYE, PROTECTION), (*INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE, OPHTHALMOLOGY), SAFETY, AUSTRALIA

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE