Accurate reporting of work-related conditions is necessary to monitor workplace health and safety, and to identify the interventions that are most needed.
Reporting systems may be designed primarily for external agencies (OSHA or workers'compensation) or for the employer's own use.
Under-reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses is common due to a variety of causes and influences.
Based on previous reports, the authors were especially interested in the role of safety incentive programmes on under-reporting.
Safety incentive programmes typically reward supervisors and employees for reducing workplace injury rates, and thus may unintentionally inhibit proper reporting.
The authors describe a case study of several industrial facilities in order to illustrate the extent of under-reporting and the reasons for its occurrence.
A questionnaire and interview survey was administered to 110 workers performing similar tasks and several managers, health, and safety personnel at each of three industrial facilities.
Although less than 5% of workers had officially reported a work-related injury or illness during the past year, over 85% experienced work-related symptoms, 50% had persistent work-related problems, and 30% reported either lost time from work or work restrictions because of their ailment. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Poste travail, Ergonomie, Condition travail, Autoévaluation, Médecine travail, Sécurité travail, Surveillance, Charge travail, Activité professionnelle, Questionnaire, Article synthèse, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Workplace layout, Ergonomics, Working condition, Self evaluation, Occupational medicine, Work safety, Surveillance, Workload, Professional activity, Questionnaire, Review, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0134141
Code Inist : 002B29C01. Création : 16/11/1999.