Impact of contracting on occupational injuries and fatalities in underground coal mining
Learning Areas:Biostatistics, economics
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Analyze the impact of contracting out work on health and safety outcomes in the underground coal mining industry and assess the magnitude of its effects relative to other determinants of injuries and fatalities; to evaluate the ability to predict health and safety risks through observable characteristics of mining organizational structure including vertical integration and the use of contracting; to assess the interaction of contracting with prior violation history of the companies that own the mines using contractors.
Keyword(s): Occupational Injury and Death, Regulations
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am pursuing a Ph.D. in labor and organizational economics at Boston University. My thesis is related to governance structures and how they interact with health and safety and labor market issues including health and safety in the mining industry. I have deep understanding of regulations regarding mining and the data bases maintained by the Mine Safety and Health Administration used for this study.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.