|Document ID (ISN)||54663|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
|Convention or series no.
||Catastrophe modeling of the accident process: Evaluation of an accident reduction program using the occupational hazards survey
||Feb. 1989, Vol.21, No.1, p.61-77. Illus. 74 ref.
||In an attempt to explain and predict the contribution of human error to occupational accidents, an accident process model based on catastrophe theory was developed and tested. The Occupational Hazards Survey was used to gather data from US mill and foundry workers pertaining to hazards and dangers, adequacy of safety management, stress, anxiety, and beliefs about accident control. The experiment evaluated change in accident rates as a function of initial accident rates, survey variables, group size and implementations of recommendations derived from the survey data. It was concluded that qualitative variables and recommendations significantly impacted on accident rates, and that the nonlinear model was a superior predictor of change when compared with a linear model containing the same qualitative variables.
||occupational safety; human factors; mathematical models; safety programmes; accident research
||questionnaire survey; theoretical analysis; foundries; statistical evaluation; human failure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors