Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"NDA Safety Meetings"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2015 - DURI
Research area(s):
Construction Safety, Communications
Project Description:
The National Demolition Association (NDA) has created for their members’ use something called “toolbox talks”. These talks are intended as short discussion pieces for use each day before work begins on the jobsite to promote safe work practices. NDA has content for about 50 new toolbox talks, but the association’s management company does not think the way they have written the content speaks well to the target audience.
Expected Student Contributions:
A COM student and a BCM will work together to improve these safety meetings. Improved toolbox talks will then be tested, revised, and re-tested for effectiveness.
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Desired Qualifications:
Only COM students and BCM students in good academic standing will be considered. Students must be self-starters and possess excellent work ethic. Construction jobsite experience desired for the BCM student.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Jenkins, James
bldg construction management technology

Student Supervisor

James L. Jenkins
Associate Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Felicia Roberts
Brian Lamb School of Communications