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Financial Incentives of Experience Rating in Workers' Compensation: New Evidence From a Program Change in Ontario, Canada
Objective : To investigate the incentive for primary and secondary prevention associated with experience rating in a retrospective workers' compensation program. Methods : Panel data on 21,558 firms from 1998 to 2007 were used to estimate the relationship between the degree of experience rating and seven measures of workplace occupational health and safety outcomes. We focused on the impact of a policy change in 2004 in which the degree of experience rating was substantially increased for all firms. Results: The 2004 increase in experience rating was associated with a reduction in the total...
On the "post-dictive use" of the fault tree method for accident investigation to aid judicial procedures
This paper describes a methodology for accident assessment in the frame of a judicial procedure and provide the formal mathematical relations for the fault tree application to the case. The predictive use of Fault Tree (FT) technique is well known: the best estimate of an undesirable event (the Top Event, TE) frequency is computed from all the basic frequencies of component failures, human errors, and external events. The FT use is less frequent in "post-dictive" mode: in situations for which the TE is verified, as in the case of a judicial procedure. In such circumstances, several experts...
Témoignage de SERVAL sur la prévention des TMS
SERVAL est la filiale logistique d’ERDF et de GRDF. Elle est constituée de 11 Plates formes logistiques réparties sur toute la France et dont les effectifs varient de 45 à 60 agents. A l’origine de la démarche de prévention des TMS, dans un premier temps, l’alerte par un médecin du travail d’un nombre important de cas de TMS induisant des restrictions d’aptitude notamment chez les séniors et, dans un second temps les difficultés au niveau du service des ressources humaines à trouver des postes de travail...
An Evaluation of the Impact of the WorkSafeNB Focus Firms Intervention on reported Safety Behaviour and Injury Outcomes
WorkSafe New Brunswick implemented the Focus Firms initiative in 2002 to reduce workplace injuries and build health and safety infrastructure in workplaces with poor safety records. The study evaluated the impact of the Focus Firms Initiative on safety performance at participating firms. Source : http://www.worksafebc.com/contact_us/research/research_results/res_60_10_1140.asp http://www.worksafebc.com/contact_us/research/funding_decisions/assets/pdf/2010/RS2010-DG01.pdf

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