The impact of an industry-based rehabilitation programme

Mark J M Sullman, Herbert C. Biggs

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Abstract

An industry specific rehabilitation programme was developed to cater for the special requirements of the New Zealand logging industry. The aims of the rehabilitation programme were to: reduce the amount of time lost due to injury, reduce the number of lost time injuries, and overall, to reduce the direct costs associated with logging injuries. The programme was field-tested on a logging company. The rehabilitation programme was effective for reducing the average amount of time lost due to injury and also for reducing the cost of the injuries. Although there were a number of factors that may have had an impact upon these results, this research provides evidence that this rehabilitation programme was effective for reducing the severity and cost of injury to the New Zealand logging industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalWork
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Forestry
  • Injury prevention
  • Logging

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