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ID (ISN) del documento109146
Número CIS 09-86
ISSN - Título de la serie 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Poplin G.S., Miller H.B., Ranger-Moore J., Bofinger C.M., Kurzius-Spencer M., Harris R.B., Burgess J.L.
Título International evaluation of injury rates in coal mining: A comparison of risk and compliance-based regulatory approaches
Información bibliográfica Oct. 2008, Vol.46, No.8, p.1196-1204. Illus. 25 ref.
Resumen This study analyzed annual lost-time injury (LTI) rates for bituminous coal mines in the United States (US) with respect to Queensland (QLD) and New South Wales (NSW), Australia, from 1996 to 2003 to examine if the changes in the Australian regulatory structure from compliance-based to a risk-based regulatory system may be associated with substantive improvement in employee safety. Generalized estimating equations were constructed to analyze rates of change in incident rate ratios (IRR) of LTIs among coal mines. From 1996 to 2003, LTIs per 100,000 miners declined 20% in the US as compared with 78% and 52% in QLD and NSW, and the adjusted IRR for each region decreased by 11%, 72% and 44%, respectively. The application of risk-based health and safety regulations in Australia provides one explanation for the differential decline in LTIs among Australian states when compared to the US.
Descriptores (primarios) accidentes de trabajo; Australia; mineria del carbón; legislación; Estados Unidos
Descriptores (secundarios) Nueva Gales del Sur; Queensland; estudio comparado; análisis matemático; tasas de frecuencia; valoración del riesgo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaAustralia; Estados Unidos
Tema(s) Minas y canteras
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Mining and quarrying