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Document ID (ISN)104555
CIS number 06-75
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Breuer J., H÷ffer E.M., Hummitzsch W.
Title Rate of occupational accidents in the mining industry since 1950 - A successful approach to prevention policy
Bibliographic information 2002, Vol.33, No.1, p.129-141. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract This paper discusses the decrease in occupational accident insurance claims in the German mining industry over the last five decades. It shows that this process is above all the result of a prevention policy involving collaboration between companies and the body responsible for the legal accident insurance scheme in the mining industry. A system such as the German accident insurance scheme, combining prevention, rehabilitation and compensation, enables successful and modern safety and health measures.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Germany; mining industry; role of insurance institutions; plant safety organization
Descriptors (secondary) national organization; statistical trends; cooperation; compensation of occupational accidents; frequency rates; rehabilitation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying