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Document ID (ISN)111672
CIS number 11-0421
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dong X.S., Fujimoto A., Ringen K., Stafford E., Platner J.W., Gittleman J.L., Wang X.
Title Injury underreporting among small establishments in the construction industry
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.54, p.339-349. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract There is convincing evidence that occupational injury and illness rates reported by employers substantially underestimate the true magnitude of injury and illness in the construction industry. Fifteen years of data from five large representative data sources in the United States were analysed. Regression trends and ratio analyses were conducted, and stratified by establishment size and Hispanic ethnicity. Findings are discussed. Underreporting was found to be pervasive for small establishments and Hispanic workers. Given that small establishments are predominant in the construction industry, they should be the focus of a larger effort to identify the true extent of construction-related injuries.
Descriptors (primary) USA; small enterprises; notification of occupational accidents; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) statistical evaluation; race-linked differences; computerized data bases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Notification of accidents and diseases