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Comprehensive Occupational Safety Training (COST), final performance report.
Alavosius-M; Ahern-D; Adams-A
Abacus Management Group, Inc., Cranston, New Jersey 1996 Jun; :1-34
A prototype Comprehensive Occupational Safety Training (COST) Program was developed and tested with 50 small employers from a wide range of industries in Rhode Island. The system was a behavior based safety training program which was designed with the small employer in mind. The 50 participating companies were chosen based on their high injury rates and associated costs relative to comparable companies. The companies were followed up for 6 to 18 months after training. Information on work related injuries for each company were obtained, including total incurred costs, lost time case incidence rate, loss ratio, compensable accident and injury incidence rates, and satisfaction with COST. There was a significant mean reduction in lost time case incidence rates, and a significant reduction in loss ratios from before COST through the post COST period. The conclusion of the Phase One analysis was that COST is effective in reducing work related injuries and illnesses and the costs associated with them. The prototype materials were refined, including the manual, forms, video, and CD ROM.
NIOSH-Grant; Control-technology; Accident-rates; Traumatic-injuries; Lost-work-days; Accident-statistics; Occupational-accidents
Abacus Management Group, Inc 1210 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, RI 02920
Final Grant Report
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Abacus Management Group, Inc., Cranston, New Jersey
Abacus Risk Management Technologies, Cranston, Rhode Island
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