PSYCH-105 Industrial Psychology

Chapter 13: Accident and Safety

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Appendix

Accident Proneness

Accident proneness is a condition in which human being is mentally inclined, strongly disposed, attitudinally addicted or personally destined to become continually involved in an ongoing and never-ending series of accidents or injuries. Thus, some people may be more often involved in accidents than other. In other word, they are accident prone. They get involved in accidents, muscular weakness, emotional instability visual disability, recklessness, hostility and indifference. A person who is prone to accidents is also known as ‘accident repeater’.

Measurement of Accidents

There two major factors which are used for measuring accidents

  1. Accident frequency rate: it is defined as the number of injuries which has disabled an employee per 10,00,000 man – hours worked
    accident  frequency  rate = \frac{number  of  injuries}{number  of  human  hours  worked} \times 10,00,000
  2. Accident severity rate: it is defined as a total number of days lost because of accidents per 10,00,000 man – hours worked
    accident  severity  rate = \frac{number  of  human  days  lost}{number  of  human  hours  worked} \times 10,00,000

Author – Dr. Niyati Garg

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