|Document ID (ISN)||106497|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Welch L.S., Dong X., Carre F., Ringen K.
||Is the apparent decrease in injury and illness rates in construction the result of changes in reporting?
||Jan.-Mar. 2007, Vol.13, No.1, p.39-45. Illus. 30 ref.
||http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/IJOEH_1301_Welch.pdf [in English]
||Injury rates in all industries and in construction in particular have been declining. Inconsistencies in the information suggest some of the apparent decrease may be due to changes in the ways injuries are treated, misclassification of employees, or underreporting. Lost-time injury rates for the largest construction employers declined by as much as 92% between 1988 and 1999. Yet the rate for cases with restricted work activity actually increased from 0.7 to 1.2 per 100 full-time workers between 1990 and 2000, and fatalities among construction workers remain high. In Massachusetts, at least 14% of construction employers misclassified workers as independent contractors, with the effect that injuries to these workers are not recordable. Studies that compare OSHA logs with other data sources find that the OSHA logs do not include a significant proportion of injuries and illnesses identified elsewhere.
||USA; notification of accidents and diseases; construction industry
||occupational diseases; injuries; statistical trends
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Construction industry and civil engineering
Notification of accidents and diseases