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Document ID (ISN)70217
CIS number 97-1857
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lindell M.K.
Title Occupational safety and health inspection scores predict rates of workers' lost-time injuries
Bibliographic information Sep. 1997, Vol.29, No.5, p.563-571. 32 ref.
Abstract Relationships between safety inspection scores and occupational injury rates among civilian employees in 11 types of U.S. Navy shore facilities were examined. Workplace inspection scores were significantly predictive of lost-time injury rates, even in the presence of statistical controls for differences in facility characteristics. Results suggest that even a 1% improvement in safety inspection scores would yield an expected 1% decrease in the rate of severe injuries. Because of the large number of civilian employees at these facilities, the reduction in total injury costs would be nearly USD 2 million per year.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; labour inspection; defence services
Descriptors (secondary) USA; frequency rates; cost of accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces