Occupational Injury

Occupational Injury

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Occupational injury is a major and often preventable health problem in the work environment. Each year throughout the world millions are affected by traumatic occupational injuries and many thousands are actually killed in work-related incidents. This book provides a diverse and multi-faceted look at some of the themes directing late-1990s research and intervention within the area of occupational injury and safety. The book is divided into seven thematic parts with an introduction provided for each section. The topics include estimating the size of the problem, with discussions of different analytical techniques and their efficacy; the nature of causal agents the relative roles of risk, behaviour and organization processes; and the role played by compensation processes. Together the book brings into focus twenty chapters which address some of the issues of occupational injury and safety.20.5 CONCLUSION It is undeniable that compensation costs can exert pressures on employers to ensure the safety of ... This chapter has shown that there are many ways in which employers respond to compensation costs that have nothing to do with ... The authorities must therefore find other ways of exerting pressure on employers to attend to worker health and safety. ... REID, J. and REYROLDS, L. (1990) Requiem for RSI: the explanation and control of an occupational epidemic.

Title:Occupational Injury
Author:Anne Marie Feyer, A Williamson
Publisher:CRC Press - 2003-09-02


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