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Does Post-Accident Drug Testing Reduce Injuries? Evidence from a Large Retail Chain


Alison D. Morantz


Stanford Law School

Alexandre Mas


Department of Economics and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

fall 2008

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 246-302, 2008

Abstract:     
This study examines the effects on occupational injury claims of a recently implemented post-accident drug testing (PADT) program in a large retail chain. We find that claims have fallen significantly in affected districts, suggesting that PADT programs can reduce injury claims, even in workplaces that already utilize other forms of drug testing. Our results also suggest that some types of employees-such as full-time workers, male workers, and higher-tenure workers-are particularly responsive. Finally, we find some “circumstantial evidence” that a portion of the observed decline could be caused by employees’ reduced willingness to report workplace accidents.

Keywords: D21, H11, H51, H73, H75, I18, I38, J32, J33, J38, J81, J88, K00, K13, K31, K32, L51, M50, M52

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Date posted: December 31, 2008  

Suggested Citation

Morantz, Alison D. and Mas, Alexandre, Does Post-Accident Drug Testing Reduce Injuries? Evidence from a Large Retail Chain (fall 2008). American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 246-302, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1318092 or http://dx.doi.org/ahn012

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Alison D. Morantz (Contact Author)
Stanford Law School ( email )
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States
Alexandre Mas
Department of Economics and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University ( email )
Princeton, NJ 08544-1021
United States
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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