The Effectiveness of Health and Safety Committees: Results of a Survey of Public-Sector Workplaces the Effectiveness of Health and Safety Committees

Industrial Relations, Vol. 39, Issue 3, April 2000

Posted: 18 Jul 2001

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Adrienne E. Eaton

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Abstract

This study examines the effectiveness of occupational safety and health committees within the public sector of New Jersey. Survey data collected from work-site representatives were matched with state-collected reports of injury and illnesses. While there remain methodological problems with this approach, the results indicate that committee scope and training play a positive role in perceptions of committee effectiveness and that committees with more worker involvement are associated with fewer reported illnesses and injuries.

Suggested Citation

Eaton, Adrienne E., The Effectiveness of Health and Safety Committees: Results of a Survey of Public-Sector Workplaces the Effectiveness of Health and Safety Committees. Industrial Relations, Vol. 39, Issue 3, April 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=241757

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