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dc.contributor.authorWaehrer, G.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, T.
dc.contributor.authorHendrie, Delia
dc.contributor.authorGalvin, D.
dc.identifier.citationWaehrer, G. and Miller, T. and Hendrie, D. and Galvin, D. 2016. Employee assistance programs, drug testing, and workplace injury. Journal of Safety Research. 57: pp. 53-60.

Introduction Little is known about the effects of employee assistance programs (EAPs) on occupational injuries. Materials and methods Multivariate regressions probed a unique data set that linked establishment information about workplace anti-drug programs in 1988 with occupational injury rates for 1405 establishments. Results EAPs were associated with a significant reduction in both no-lost-work and lost-work injuries, especially in the manufacturing and transportation, communication and public utilities industries (TCPU). Lost-work injuries were more responsive to specific EAP characteristics, with lower rates associated with EAPs staffed by company employees (most likely onsite). Telephone hotline services were associated with reduced rates of lost-work injuries in manufacturing and TCPU. Drug testing was associated with reductions in the rate of minor injuries with no lost work, but had no significant relationship with lost-work injuries. Practical applications This associational study suggests that EAPs, especially ones that are company-staffed and ones that include telephone hotlines, may prevent workplace injuries.

dc.titleEmployee assistance programs, drug testing, and workplace injury
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Safety Research
curtin.departmentDepartment of Health Policy and Management
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