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Feasibility of securing research-defining accident statistics.

Authors
Gustin-J; King-K
Source
NIOSH 1978 Sep; :1-310
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134573
Abstract
The feasibility of defining research priorities and the eventual development of a NIOSH injury information system based on occupation injury records presently being used in the United States was determined. Visits were made to 622 establishments in 25 two digit Standard Industrial Code Classification Codes in 15 states and in the District of Columbia. Types of interviews conducted included: record keeping systems, injury data quality interviews, and exposure data availability interviews. The primary source of data on occupational injuries was the insurance carrier's first report. Injury data was primarily kept for the purpose of administering worker compensation claims and not for aiding in identification of accident circumstances or causal factors. Different forms of the OSHA form 100 series were used: form 101 by very few employers, and forms 100 and 102 by nearly all employers. The authors conclude that the quality of data on injury records is adequate for NIOSH to set research priorities. The injury records currently kept have sufficient data of high value to NIOSH in the development of an injury information system.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Safety-research; Industrial-safety; Occupational-accidents; Research; Chronic-exposure; Exposure-levels; Safety-equipment; Contract-099-74-0038
Publication Date
19780901
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-297814
NTIS Price
A15
Identifying No.
Contract-099-74-0038
Source Name
NIOSH, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, NTIS PB-297-814
State
DC
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