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Factors affecting the organizational responses of employers to workers with injuries.

Authors
Huang-YH; Pransky-GS; Shaw-WS; Benjamin-KL; Savageau-JA
Source
Work 2006 Jan; 26(1):75-84
NIOSHTIC No.
20029655
Abstract
The organizational responses of employers to work-related injuries is one of several significant influences on return-to-work outcomes. Thus, understanding the factors that lead to better or worse organizational responses to work injuries may ultimately help to improve success in this area. The purpose of this study was to systematically explore factors that might influence the organizational responses of employers to injured workers, based on employee perceptions. Cross-sectional survey data were collected from 2,943 subjects with work-related injuries which had occurred less than eight weeks prior to survey completion. Measured variables included pre-injury demographic and job factors, injury circumstances, and a measure of post-injury events that comprised the organizational response. Multivariate linear regression results show that age, gender, job dissatisfaction before injury, prior difficulty performing job tasks, injury severity, back injury and lost time were all associated with negative organizational responses, suggesting potential opportunities for intervention.
Keywords
Injuries; Employees; Employee-health; Occupational-hazards; Emergency-response; Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Sex-factors; Job-analysis; Occupational-accidents; Accidents; Author Keywords: Organizational behavior; occupational injury; disability
CODEN
WORKFK
Publication Date
20060101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
Huang@LibertyMutual.com
Funding Amount
774373
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003937
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1051-9815
Priority Area
Work Environment and Workforce: Special Populations
Source Name
Work
State
MA
Performing Organization
University of Massachusetts, Worchester, Massachusetts
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