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dc.contributor.advisorLilley, Rebbecca
dc.contributor.advisorMorgaine, Kate
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Stephen Alan
dc.date.available2013-07-08T21:35:24Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.identifier.citationYoung, S. A. (2013). A Case Study of Industrial Injury Reduction: New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited (Thesis, Master of Health Sciences). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4123en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/4123
dc.description.abstractResearch aim: To assess the safety performance of New Zealand Aluminium SmeltersLimited (NZAS), 1971-2011. Research objectives sought 1) to quantify the NZAS safety improvement, and 2) to describe interventions used to achieve that improvement. Method: NZAS quantitative data was interrogated for statistical significance. Qualitative data was gathered from NZAS staff (N=23) to substantiate the decrease in lost-time injuries (LTI) and to identify the interventions used. Results: The LTI decrease was significant. Key interventions identified were automation, personal protective equipment, incident investigation resulting in workplace alterations, and proprietary behavioural programmes. The interventions were consistent with hierarchy of controls methodology. An ergonomic focus was the most prominent moderating effect on the success of the interventions. This was demonstrated by plotting interventions on a hazard intervention effectiveness matrix. Summary: NZAS achieved a significant decrease in LTI’s primarily through ergonomically-focused interventions, representing a successful manifestation of thehierarchy of controls methodology.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectinjury reduction
dc.subjecthazard intervention
dc.subjecthierarchy of controls
dc.subjectergonomically-focused interventions
dc.subjectLTI reduction
dc.subjectaluminium smelter
dc.titleA Case Study of Industrial Injury Reduction: New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2013-07-08T04:19:14Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplinePreventive and Social Medicine
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Health Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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