Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
Edward C. Pytlik.
The purpose of this research was to identify if there was a significant difference between the OSHA recordable incidence rates at a selected steel manufacturer prior to a major work stoppage and subsequent to the work stoppage. Monthly and quarterly time periods were evaluated to determine the level of change that occurred between prior and post work stoppage periods. Raw steel production was also evaluated to determine the effects of the work stoppage on production totals. OSHA recordable incidence rates were generally lower after the work stoppage, while production totals were higher after the work stoppage. In many instances the lost work day and transitional incidence rates demonstrated a significant increase for the nine months immediately following the work stoppage, when compared to the nine months immediately preceding the work stoppage. When the time period used was non-inclusive of the nine month periods surrounding the work stoppage, the incidence rates generally demonstrated a decreasing trend for the period after the work stoppage.
Hartley, Daniel, "Effects of work stoppages at selected steel mills on production and safety systems" (2001). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2341.