The measurement of work-accident experience in the American petroleum industry.
Ind Med Surg 1970 Jun; 39(6):27-30
This paper is based on a doctoral dissertation which tests whether a learning-curve phenomenon applies to accident experience in the petroleum industry; that is, whether accidents per units produced decrease as management gains production experience. By means of correlations, the author shows that accident-experience learning curves actually provide a more reliable and a more-easily-understood way to measure the effectiveness of a safety program.
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