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Sustainability 2017, 9(12), 2241; doi:10.3390/su9122241

Incorporating Workplace Injury to Measure the Safety Performance of Industrial Sectors in Taiwan

Department of Cooperative Economics and Social Entrepreneurship, Feng Chia University, No. 100 Wenhwa Rd., Seatwen, Taichung 40724, Taiwan
Received: 9 November 2017 / Revised: 23 November 2017 / Accepted: 1 December 2017 / Published: 4 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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The severity of workplace injuries varies by industry. Information on workplace injuries can enable firms and governments to effectively improve their safety performance based on the specific contexts of each industry. Incorporating the three workplace injury rates (being wounded or ill, disability, and death), a data envelopment analysis (DEA) model is developed to evaluate the safety performance of 17 industrial sectors in Taiwan. The results suggest that the Taiwanese government should pay particular attention to the mining and quarrying industry, which has the lowest safety performance. Additionally, the results provide abundant information for the Taiwanese government to design industry safety regulations in a way that may prompt firms to develop a sustainable economy by improving their health and safety practices and enhancing their overall safety performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: data envelopment analysis; undesirable output; workplace injury; safety performance data envelopment analysis; undesirable output; workplace injury; safety performance
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Yeh, L.-T. Incorporating Workplace Injury to Measure the Safety Performance of Industrial Sectors in Taiwan. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2241.

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