The research-defining accident investigation methodology of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Scand J Work, Environ & Health 1981 Dec; 7(Suppl 4):106-108
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.
NIOSH-Author; Accident-analysis; Medical-monitoring; Accident-prevention; Analytical-methods; Failure-analysis; Control-methods; Industrial-hygiene;
Author Keywords: accident coding; investigation manual; safety investigations
Mr J Gustin, Division of Satety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 944 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health