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May 2000 supplement on preventing occupational injuries (Letter).

Authors
Baker-R; Brockhaus-A; Boucier-D; Chapman-L; Collins-J; Goldenhar-L; Heaney-C; Katz-T; Landsbergis-P; Martonik-J; Most-I; Schneider-S; Scharf-T; Sinclair-R
Source
Am J Prev Med 2001 May; 20(4):308-309
NIOSHTIC No.
20021665
Abstract
The May 2000 supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, "Systematic Reviews of Strategies to Prevent Occupational Injuries,"1 is an important contribution to prevention research in occupational safety and health. It raises some important issues concerning how we evaluate the effectiveness of public health strategies, particularly with respect to occupational safety and health interventions. The authors and commentators make two major points that deserve further consideration: (1) research is often of poor quality, lacking control groups, randomization, and other means to control for confounding factors (the prevailing standard for high quality among the authors seems to be a randomized, controlled trial [RCT]); and (2) "new interventions should only be implemented in conjunction with evaluative research to document their effectiveness."2
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-health; Public-health; Safety-measures; Employees; Employee-health; Safety-research; Quantitative-analysis; Workers; Worker-health; Work-environment
CODEN
AJPMEA
Publication Date
20010501
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0749-3797
NIOSH Division
DART; EID
Source Name
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
State
OH
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