|Document ID (ISN)||78728|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Carrivick P.J.W., Lee A.H., Yau K.K.W.
||Effectiveness of a workplace risk assessment team in reducing the rate, cost, and duration of occupational injury
||Feb. 2002, Vol.44, No.2, p.155-159. 15 ref.
||This study evaluated the effectiveness of a consultative workplace risk assessment team in reducing the rate and severity of injury among cleaners in a 600-bed hospital. Cohorts of cleaning services and orderly services staff ever employed within both a 4 year pre-intervention and a three-year post-intervention period were assigned to the intervention and comparison groups, respectively. The date, compensation claims cost, and hours lost from work were obtained for each injury during the study period. Age, sex, work experience and hours worked were ascertained for every subject whether injured or not. Reductions of two thirds in injury rate, 73% in cost, and 43% in duration were evident in the intervention group. The success of the workplace risk assessment team intervention supports the adoption of a participatory approach to reducing the rate and consequence of workplace injury.
||occupational accidents; injuries; workers' participation; safety programmes; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; hospitals
||accident absenteeism; economic aspects; hazard evaluation; severity rates; compensation of occupational accidents; frequency rates; programme evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia; Hong Kong|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
Health care services