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The effect of safety and health activities on the accident rate by occupational safety and health survey
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2019;30:1289-98
Published online November 30, 2019;
© 2019 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Yu Jeong An1 · Sun Young Park2 · Chang Hun Lee3 · Yong Jin Kim4 · Gyo-Young Cho5 · Young Min Kim6

1456Department of Statistics, Kyungpook National University
23Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute, KOSHA
Correspondence to: Assistant professor, Department of Statistics, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea., Email:
Received October 14, 2019; Revised November 9, 2019; Accepted November 9, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This study analyzed the current status of safety and health management organization including education status, and activities conducted by manufacturing and service businesses through the occupational safety and health survey conducted in 2018. The effect of safety and health activities on the accident rate in 2017 was identified using the weighted Poisson regression. This study shows that larger businesses in both manufacturing and service industries have lower accident rates than smaller ones. In particular, manufacturing businesses had relatively low accident rates when the industrial safety and health committee was set up and workers had an awareness with high levels of safety behavior. In the service industry, the appointment state of health managers was exclusive worker, and the businesses installed by the industrial safety and health commission lead to low accident rate. In addition, the businesses with high safety education scores showed high accident rates. We expect this study to be used as a basic material for identifying the causes of industrial accidents.
Keywords : Accident rate, occupational safety and health survey, poisson regression, safety and health activities.