|Document ID (ISN)||107958|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Reed P.L., Rosenman K., Gardiner J., Reeves M., Reilly M.J.
||Evaluating the Michigan SENSOR surveillance program for work-related asthma
||2007, Vol.50, p.646-656. Illus. 22 ref.
||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.
||public OSH institutions; Michigan; inspection; workplaces; asthma
||small enterprises; USA; large enterprises; disobeying safety instructions; role of workers' organizations; penalties; frequency rates; premises
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)