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ID (ISN) del documento43437
Número CIS 85-552
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1984
Número de serie
Autor(es) Mendeloff J.
Título The role of OSHA violations in serious workplace accidents
Información bibliográfica May 1984, Vol.26, No.5, p.353-360. 8 ref.
Resumen California accident investigations for 1976 show that violations of the OSHA safety standards were a contributing factor in 13-19% of 645 deaths reported. A panel of safety engineers judged that 50% of these violations could have been detected if an inspector had visited the day before the accident. Potential gains from stronger enforcement of current standards are limited but not insignificant. The likelihood that a violation contributed to a serious accident varied among accident types, industries and size classes of plants. Better targeting of inspections and accident investigations, more intelligent assessment of which violations should be penalised most heavily, and the provision of information to employers and workers about which violations are most consequential, are recommended.
Descriptores (primarios) accidentes de trabajo; Estados Unidos; infracción de las normas de seguridad; inspección de trabajo; casos mortales
Descriptores (secundarios) California; legislación; información del personal; verificaciones de seguridad; comentario de norma
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Labour inspection