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Author Mendeloff, John M., author.

Title An evaluation of the California injury and illness prevention program / John Mendeloff, Wayne B. Gray, Amelia M. Haviland, Regan Main, Jing Xia.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Center for Health and Safety in the Workplace, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xxi, 100 pages)) : illustrations.
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Series Technical report ; TR-1190-CHSWC
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-1190-CHSWC.
Note Title from PDF title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) requirement has been the most frequently cited standard in California workplace health and safety inspections almost every year since it became effective in July 1991. Every workplace safety inspection must assess compliance with the IIPP. This report presents the results of an evaluation of the IIPP's effects on worker injuries in California and should inform policy both in California and in the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) program, which has made the adoption of a similar national requirement a top priority. Using data from the Workers' Compensation Information System, OSHA Data Initiative statistics, and Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California reports on medical and indemnity claims from single-establishment firms, the evaluation team analyzed the impact of citations for violations of the IIPP on safety performance by (1) using the number of citations as a measure of effectiveness and (2) assessing the number of establishments that were cited for noncompliance and then came into compliance. They found that enforcement of the IIPP appears to prevent injuries only when inspectors cite firms for violations of specific subsections of that standard. Eighty percent of the citations of the IIPP by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health program are for only a different section, the one that requires employers to have a written IIPP. The specific subsections refer to the provisions that mandate surveying and fixing hazards, investigating the causes of injuries, and training employees to work safely. Because about 25 percent of all inspections cite the IIPP, citations of the specific subsections occur in about 5 percent of all inspections. In those inspections, the total recordable injury rate falls by more than 20 percent in the two years following the inspection.
Note Version viewed Sept. 17, 2014.
Contents Introduction -- California's Injury and Illness Prevention Program -- Injury and Illness Prevention Program implementation and trends in compliance -- Limitations of previous research -- Evaluation design: the challenge of establishing causality -- State-level impact -- Injury performance of compliant and noncompliant firms: the lookback models -- Effects of Injury and Illness Prevention Program violations on changes in injuries: the change models -- Conclusions: the impact of the California Injury and Illness Prevention Program standard -- Appendix A: Construction of the data sets -- Appendix B: Modifications to the workers' compensation information system and occupational safety and health administration data initiative data -- Appendix C: Lookback analyses -- Appendix D: Regression results from change models.
Subject Industrial safety -- California.
Industrial safety -- California -- Evaluation.
Occupational diseases -- California -- Prevention.
Occupational Injuries -- prevention & control.
Industrial safety. (OCoLC)fst00971664
Industrial safety -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst00971680
Occupational diseases -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst01043192
California. (OCoLC)fst01204928
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Gray, Wayne B. (Wayne Burger), 1955- author.
Haviland, Amelia, author.
Main, Regan, author.
Xia, Jing, author.
Rand Center for Health and Safety in the Workplace, issuing body.
California. Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation, sponsoring body.
ISBN 9780833079411
Report No. RAND/TR-1190-CHSWC
Standard No. NLM 101640615
AU@ 000051481301
AU@ 000061153752
GBVCP 1008662224

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