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Occupational injuries and work experience

Authors
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0022-4375(83)90005-1
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract The relationship between occupational injury rates and work experiences was studied in a population of 344 volunteer industrial workers by monitoring visits to the medical clinic of their employer. Subjects were assigned to one of three categories depending upon their work experiences: Incumbent (at least one year of experience prior to entering the study), Recent Hire (more than 3 months but less than one year of experience), or Probationary (less than 3 months of experience). The relationship was found to follow the shape of an inverted-U with the Recent Hire group suffering the highest injury rate. The Probationary group (also the most carefully supervised group) experienced the lowest injury rate.

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