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Document ID (ISN)46271
CIS number 86-1163
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Occupational Accidents
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chung M.K., Wu S.C.H., Herrin G.D.
Title The use of a mixed Weibull model in occupational injury analysis
Bibliographic information Feb. 1986, Vol.7, No.4, p.239-251. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Description of a mixed Weibull model which is proposed as an alternative model of occupational injury analysis. This model assumes that a worker will suffer injuries during employment with a probability γ(0<γ<1). The conditional failure time model is defined to be a Weibull distribution. Given the model, the relationship between minor and major injury incidents is examined using the injury data of 1,004 workers in a US manufacture. The efficacy of the model is apparent in that it provides a fraction of long term survivors as well as an injury rate for those ever suffering an injury.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; mathematical models; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; theoretical analysis; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation