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Evaluation of a worksite injury and illness prevention program: do the effects of the REACH OUT training program reach the employees?


In this article the authors report the findings of a 2-year study evaluating the effectiveness of REACH OUT, a train-the-trainer program developed to assist small businesses comply with California legislation, Senate Bill 198 (1989), requiring employees to implement a worksite Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Data from a case study sample of 8 companies, drawn from 151 Southern California small businesses participating in the larger study, are reported.