Safety practices, firm culture, and workplace injuries / Richard J. Butler, Yong-Seung Park
- Human Resource Management and Safety: Technical Efficiency and Economic Incentives -- Prior Studies of Human Resource Management and Safety -- Prior Safety and HRM Practices: Employee Participation, Management Culture, and Corporate Downsizing -- Reduced Moral Hazard or Increased Efficiency? Evidence from Claim Types and Claim Denials -- How Much Safety is desirable.
- Annotation Workers' Compensation insurance, which covers all medical expenses and part of the lost wages associated with injuries, cost employers $63.9 billion in 2001 (National Academy of Social Insurance, 2004). The indirect costs of accidents lost wages, damage to equipment, training and rehabilitation expenses are several times this amount. On the job injury costs are an important component of the firm's operating expenses. Human resource management can change workers' incentives to take more care on the job (accident prevention), improve workers' incentives to return to work following an accident (loss reduction), and improve workplace efficiency by appropriately involving workers in the firm's decision making.
- 0880992751 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780880992756 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0880992778 (hardcover : alk. paper), and 9780880992770 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Description based on surrogate.
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-95) and index.
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