Does Safety Training Reduce Work Injury in the United States

  title={Does Safety Training Reduce Work Injury in the United States},
  author={Geetha M. Waehrer and Ted R Miller},
  journal={The Ergonomics Open Journal},
Using a cross-sectional model, this paper analyzes the relationships between occupational injury rates and worker safety training, workplace safety practices, and health-oriented employee benefits in the United States. [...] Key Method Weighted two-stage regression models were used to provide a rare look at the effect of training, benefit packages, and workplace practices on occupational injury rates. The results suggest that safety training increases the reporting of injuries and illnesses but also has real…Expand
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  • V. P. Anderson, H. Chun
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE
  • 2014
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