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Document ID (ISN)107958
CIS number 08-330
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Reed P.L., Rosenman K., Gardiner J., Reeves M., Reilly M.J.
Title Evaluating the Michigan SENSOR surveillance program for work-related asthma
Bibliographic information 2007, Vol.50, p.646-656. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract Most Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections are based either on employee complaints or on the targeting of certain industries. This study compared 545 Michigan OSHA inspections performed as part of an occupational asthma prevention programme with 12,268 non-disease initiated OSHA inspections performed during the same time period (1989-2002). Asthma inspections were more likely to be conducted among larger, unionized employers. Although the likelihood of citations, type of citation, and monetary penalties were not different between the two types of inspections, the number of citations and the amount of monetary penalties were more likely for small as compared to large employers and less likely at unionized worksites. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) public OSH institutions; Michigan; inspection; workplaces; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; USA; large enterprises; disobeying safety instructions; role of workers' organizations; penalties; frequency rates; premises
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)