Cost Effectiveness of Safety Programs Research Proposal by Nicky

Cost Effectiveness of Safety Programs
A look at the cost effectiveness of a worker safety program which is intended to prevent falls.
# 146801 | 2,407 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 17, 2011 in Business (Human Resources) , Research Designs (General) , Labor Studies (General)

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This proposal serves as an introduction to a safety program to prevent falls in a manufacture plant. The program includes a safety review by a safety engineer, subsequent safety related changes to equipment, increase in training and awareness regarding to fall protection and spill containment packs and procedural training. The work first discusses the reasoning and implementation of a safety program, then discusses cost comparisons between injuries and fatalities and the implementation of the safety program. Finally, it proposes to test in a longitudinal study the effectiveness of the safety program after implementation.

From the Paper:

"The manufacture floor is often the source of fall obstructions and spill related falls. It is a rare occasion that any staff ascends to heights greater than 4 feet on ladders or other lift tools, though lifts are utilized in the warehouse that can contribute to secured heights of greater than four feet. Additionally, the moving workings of machinery, including but not limited to conveyor belts and other potentially dangerous machinery are of significant concern as equipment can increase the odds of injury, when individuals fall. Most of the production equipment has been retrofitted with safety mechanisms that provide the worker some protection but there are cutting surfaces as well as moving gears and links that cannot be covered as it would interfere with the production process. Additionally, there are many hard surfaces on edges and corners that could increase the odds of injury, and especially head injuries if and when a fall occurs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Block, R. N., Roberts, K., & Clarke, R. O. (2003). Labor Standards in the United States and Canada. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
  • Department of Labor (US) (2008) "Fall Protection"
  • Karoly, L. A., & Panis, C. W. (2004). The 21st Century at Work : Forces Shaping the Future Workforce and Workplace in the United States /. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.
  • Leigh, J. P. (1995). Causes of Death in the Workplace. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.
  • Roberts, K., Burton, J. F., & Bodah, M. M. (Eds.). (2005). Workplace Injuries and Diseases: Prevention and Compensation : Essays in Honor of Terry Thomason. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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