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Document ID (ISN)30480
CIS number 78-2092
ISSN - Serial title National Safety News
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) MacCollum D.V.
Title Accident reporting - An exercise in futility?
Bibliographic information Aug. 1978, Vol.118, No.2, p.80-82. 5 ref.
Abstract Present accident reporting systems do not adequately inform safety engineers, standards writers, and other safety professionals so that accidents can be reduced. Items recommended include identification of the hazard; description of the agency causing the accident; list of principal uses of the agency; and description of the accident area. The emphasis on information for insurance purposes is considered ineffective for reducing accidents. Court decisions in the U.S. are noted as giving priority to safety by design.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; safety service records; statistics; notification of occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) accident-design relationship; safety by design; accident agencies; causes of accidents
Document type -
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Notification of accidents and diseases
Reporting of occupational accidents
Accident investigation