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Comprehensive Occupational Safety Training (COST), final performance report.

Authors
Alavosius-M; Ahern-D; Adams-A
Source
Abacus Management Group, Inc., Cranston, New Jersey 1996 Jun; :1-34
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00235936
Abstract
A prototype Comprehensive Occupational Safety Training (COST) Program was developed and tested with 50 small employers from a wide range of industries in Rhode Island. The system was a behavior based safety training program which was designed with the small employer in mind. The 50 participating companies were chosen based on their high injury rates and associated costs relative to comparable companies. The companies were followed up for 6 to 18 months after training. Information on work related injuries for each company were obtained, including total incurred costs, lost time case incidence rate, loss ratio, compensable accident and injury incidence rates, and satisfaction with COST. There was a significant mean reduction in lost time case incidence rates, and a significant reduction in loss ratios from before COST through the post COST period. The conclusion of the Phase One analysis was that COST is effective in reducing work related injuries and illnesses and the costs associated with them. The prototype materials were refined, including the manual, forms, video, and CD ROM.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Control-technology; Accident-rates; Traumatic-injuries; Lost-work-days; Accident-statistics; Occupational-accidents
Contact
Abacus Management Group, Inc 1210 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, RI 02920
Publication Date
19960628
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
81751
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-162366
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R43-OH-03355
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Control-technology
Source Name
Abacus Management Group, Inc., Cranston, New Jersey
State
RI; NJ
Performing Organization
Abacus Risk Management Technologies, Cranston, Rhode Island
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