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The research-defining accident investigation methodology of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Authors
Gustin-J
Source
Scand J Work, Environ & Health 1981 Dec; 7(Suppl 4):106-108
NIOSHTIC No.
00120642
Abstract
The NIOSH Accident Investigation Methodology (AIM) is described. AIM will be an integral part of a four level surveillance system intended to monitor the occupational accident/injury experience of American workers. The investigation procedure is oriented toward the identification of occupational accident/injury countermeasures and associated research needs. Emphasis is placed upon modern systems theory, which considers human factors as a primary component in the etiology of worker injury. The author notes that the AIM methodology has been used successfully on numerous occupational injuries in 1979 and 1980.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Accident-analysis; Medical-monitoring; Accident-prevention; Analytical-methods; Failure-analysis; Control-methods; Industrial-hygiene; Author Keywords: accident coding; investigation manual; safety investigations
Contact
Mr J Gustin, Division of Satety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 944 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
CODEN
SWEHDO
Publication Date
19811201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0355-3140
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
State
WV
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