WORK-RELATED INJURIES IN THE U.S. TRUCKING INDUSTRY: A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PROBLEM. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 1992, the Trucking Research Institute, a research affiliate of the ATA Foundation, undertook a major study to investigate the causes and incidence of workplace injuries in the trucking industry, their workers compensation costs, the timing of these injuries, and the effect of state workers compensation benefit programs on total claim costs. The data assembled for this study and the results are presented in a report and summarized in this executive summary of that report. The analyses were performed on a data base that captured a substantial number of claims from a cross-section of companies, and included injury exposure by age and tenure for each occupation. This executive summary is organized as follows: Introduction; Data Sources; Demographic Characteristics and Injury Types; and Implications. The implications are grouped into three areas: (1) Standard Classifications for Reporting Information on Workers Compensation Claims; (2) Injury Prevention; and (3) Cost Control.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Milliman and Robertson, incorporated

    New York, NY  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Borba, P S
    • Appel, D A
  • Publication Date: 1994-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 10 1994 12:00AM