What impacts a worker's decision to report an injury, incident or near miss?

  • Discipline
  • Supervisor behavior
  • Relationship with supervisor
  • Incident investigation practices
  • Company recognition programs
  • Stigma attached with being injured
  • Gainsharing plans with recordable rate as one of the metrics

From presentation at AIHCE 2001 by Thomas E. Baldauff, manager, safety and health, PPG Industries, Inc.