publication . Article . Preprint . 2003

Data Mining Mining Data: MSHA Enforcement Efforts, Underground Coal Mine Safety, and New Health Policy Implications

Thomas J. Kniesner; John D. Leeth;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2003 Journal: Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, volume 29, pages 83-111 (issn: 0895-5646, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
Studies of industrial safety regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in particular, often find little effect on worker safety. Critics of the regulatory approach argue that safety standards have little to do with industrial injuries and defenders of the regulatory approach cite infrequent inspections and low fines for violating safety standards. We use recently assembled data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) concerning underground coal mine production, safety inspections, and workplace injuries to shed neew light on the regulatory approach to workplace safety. Because all underground coal mines are inspected at leas...
Subjects
free text keywords: jel:J28, jel:J32

Weeks, James L. 1995. “Occupational Health and Safety Regulation in the Coal Mining Industry: Public Health at the Workplace.” Annual Review of Public Health 12: 195-207.

Ziliak, James P. 1997. “Efficient Estimation With Panel Data When Instruments Are Predetermined: An Empirical Comparison of Moment-Condition Estimators.” Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 15(4) (October): 419-431.

Abstract
Studies of industrial safety regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in particular, often find little effect on worker safety. Critics of the regulatory approach argue that safety standards have little to do with industrial injuries and defenders of the regulatory approach cite infrequent inspections and low fines for violating safety standards. We use recently assembled data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) concerning underground coal mine production, safety inspections, and workplace injuries to shed neew light on the regulatory approach to workplace safety. Because all underground coal mines are inspected at leas...
Subjects
free text keywords: jel:J28, jel:J32

Weeks, James L. 1995. “Occupational Health and Safety Regulation in the Coal Mining Industry: Public Health at the Workplace.” Annual Review of Public Health 12: 195-207.

Ziliak, James P. 1997. “Efficient Estimation With Panel Data When Instruments Are Predetermined: An Empirical Comparison of Moment-Condition Estimators.” Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 15(4) (October): 419-431.

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