Primary Presenter: Mr. Sai K. Ramaswamy, M.S., Iowa State University.
Additional Author: Gretchen A. Mosher, PhD, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University.
Learning Objective: Attendees will learn how worker’s compensation data can be used to improve worker safety outcomes in the agricultural cooperative.
Abstract: An accurate measure of occupational safety outcomes in agricultural industries is challenging. Previous research in worker safety outcomes has focused on production agriculture, but very little is known about the challenges of measuring worker safety in agricultural cooperatives. Worker compensation data is one method of surveillance used in measuring worker safety outcomes across various industries. This study investigated work-related injuries using worker compensation claims data gathered from an agribusiness insurance company from 2005-2015. Descriptive and inferential statistical methods were used to analyze relationship between employee attributes, injury characteristics and the frequency and cost of worker compensation claims. In this presentation, the process of using these data to establish a baseline injury rate and continuous improvement goals will be discussed. Implication from this research as related to future research in agricultural cooperatives will conclude the presentation.
A/V needed: LCD Projector/Laptop
Oral presentation, 30 minutes