Systematic review of injury/illness prevention and loss control programs

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Published: December 2007

by: Brewer S, King E, Amick B, Delclos GL, Spear J, Irvin E, Mahood Q, Lee L, Lewis C, Tetrick L, Gimeno D, Williams R

Injury/illness prevention and loss control programs (IPCs) are developed and enacted in workplaces as a means to protect workers, meet regulatory requirements, reduce the adverse consequences of worker injuries, and manage costs. Employers often establish prevention programs as a proactive way of reducing injury frequency, and they set up loss control programs to minimize the costs and disability associated with injuries after they’ve occurred.

The Institute for Work & Health conducted a systematic review to identify studies that evaluated the effect of loss control programs on reducing the frequency and/or severity of workplace injuries. The reports contains the findings and recommendations stemming from this systematic review.