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Safety program practices in high versus low accident rate companies - an interim report (questionnaire phase).

Authors
Cohen-A; Smith-M; Cohen-HH
Source
NIOSH 1975 Jun; :1-180
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00048859
Abstract
Description of the questionnaire phase of a project seeking to define whether there are distinguishable differences in safety program practices and other related factors in work establishments with low accident rates versus similar companies with high accident rates. Paired establishments were drawn from 6 industries, namely: food and kindred products; wood products; paper products; primary metals; fabricated metals; and machinery manufacture. Descriptive and statistical analyses were performed on the questionnaire data of the 42 pairs of high and low accident companies to isolate any differences in their responses to items dealing with management commitment to safety, motivational approaches to worker safety, job safety training, nature of hazard control practice, accident investigation and reporting procedures, and make-up of production work force. Conclusions regarding distinctive factors in plants having successful safety preformance were deferred until the completion of the site visit phase.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Accident-prevention; Safety-measures; Food-processing-industry; Woodworking-industry; Paper-industry; Primary-metallurgical-processes; Safety-practices; Work-practices; Control-measures
Publication Date
19750601
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB-298332
NTIS Price
A10
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 75-185
NIOSH Division
DLCD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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