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Document ID (ISN)62138
CIS number 94-748
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Holcom M.L., Lehman W.E.K., Simpson D.D.
Title Employee accidents: Influences of personal characteristics, job characteristics, and substance use in jobs differing in accident potential
Bibliographic information Winter 1993, Vol.24, No.4, p.205-221. 43 ref.
Abstract Relationships between employee substance use and accidents at work were assessed in a sample of municipal employees in the USA. Employees were classified into low- and high-risk job samples and discriminant function analyses were carried out to classify employees into "no accident" and "some accident" classifications. Variables from personal, job and substance use domains were used as discriminators. Employees likely to have accidents tended to have dysfunctional personal backgrounds and reported that they were dissatisfied and tense at work. Drug and alcohol use were major discriminators of accident groups for the high-risk job sample but not for the low-risk job sample.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; drug dependence; character; accident proneness; work organization
Descriptors (secondary) job dissatisfaction; alcoholism; social aspects; survey; mental attitude
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse