Individual and job characteristics as predictors of industrial accidents

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Abstract

This study asks whether individual or job characteristics are better predictors of industrial accidents. Data include a subset of employees drawn from the nationally-based Panel Study of Income Dynamics for 1978 and 1979. Individuals are classified as suffering a new accident if they began receiving workers' compensation during the study year. Evidence is produced that job characteristics such as frequent overtime, operative or laborer occupational categories, length of time with the job and hazardous working conditions are better predictors of industrial accidents than are personal characteristics such as age, marital status and schooling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Law
  • Safety Research
  • Transportation

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Individual and job characteristics as predictors of industrial accidents. / Leigh, J Paul.

In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1986, p. 209-216.

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