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Feasibility of securing research-defining accident statistics.
NIOSH 1978 Sep; :1-310
The feasibility of defining research priorities and the eventual development of a NIOSH injury information system based on occupation injury records presently being used in the United States was determined. Visits were made to 622 establishments in 25 two digit Standard Industrial Code Classification Codes in 15 states and in the District of Columbia. Types of interviews conducted included: record keeping systems, injury data quality interviews, and exposure data availability interviews. The primary source of data on occupational injuries was the insurance carrier's first report. Injury data was primarily kept for the purpose of administering worker compensation claims and not for aiding in identification of accident circumstances or causal factors. Different forms of the OSHA form 100 series were used: form 101 by very few employers, and forms 100 and 102 by nearly all employers. The authors conclude that the quality of data on injury records is adequate for NIOSH to set research priorities. The injury records currently kept have sufficient data of high value to NIOSH in the development of an injury information system.
NIOSH-Contract; Safety-research; Industrial-safety; Occupational-accidents; Research; Chronic-exposure; Exposure-levels; Safety-equipment; Contract-099-74-0038
Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, NTIS PB-297-814
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