A Comparison of Worker's Compensation Agricultural Data and the Farm Accident Survey in California.
NIOSH 1977 Feb:65 pages
Data obtained from the state of California Worker's Compensation System was compared with data collected during the National Safety Council's Farm Accident Survey conducted in California from February 1973 to January 1974. A comparative analysis of the methodologies of the two data collection systems, and their respective analyses of injury data, illness data, and accident rates are presented. Tables illustrating data collected by the systems are compared, and data collection sheets used by both systems are reproduced. The authors conclude that problems exist in the comparison of the Farm Accident Survey and the Worker's Compensation system because of differences in purposes, methods of collecting data, coding schemes, amount of information collected, and types of workers covered.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0153; Information-processing; Biostatistics; Information-systems;
NTIS Accession No.
Utah Biomedical Test Laboratory, Salt Lake City, Utah, NIOSH, 65 pages, 11 references