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dc.contributor.authorGeddert, K
dc.contributor.authorDekker, S
dc.contributor.authorRae, A
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-14T01:51:33Z
dc.date.available2021-09-14T01:51:33Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2313-576X
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/safety7030058
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/407928
dc.description.abstractThis study introduces and applies a new method for studying under-reporting of injuries. This method, “one-to-one injury matching”, involves locating and comparing individual incidents within company and insurer recording systems. Using this method gives a detailed measure of the difference in injuries recognised as “work-related” by the insurer, and injuries classified as “recordable” by the company. This includes differences in the volume of injuries, as well as in the nature of the injuries. Applying this method to an energy company shows that only 19% of injuries recognised by the insurer were recognised by the company as recordable incidents. The method also demonstrates where claiming behaviour and claims management have created systematic biases in the disposition of incidents. Such biases result in an inaccurate picture of the severity and nature of incidents, over-estimating strike injuries such as to the hand, and underestimating chronic and exertion injuries such as to the back.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom58
dc.relation.ispartofpageto58
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSafety
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOccupational and workplace health and safety
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350505
dc.titleHow does selective reporting distort understanding of workplace injuries?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGeddert, K; Dekker, S; Rae, A, How does selective reporting distort understanding of workplace injuries?, Safety, 2021, 7 (3), pp. 58-58
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-09-13T22:33:13Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorRae, Drew J.
gro.griffith.authorDekker, Sidney


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