Trend analysis of occupational accidents in Spain considering economic and regulatory changes

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CONGRESO Trend analysis of occupational accidents in Spain considering economic and regulatory changes

Abstract

Occupational accidents are of public concern as they cause significant health problems and economic burdens for employees, employers and the community in general. Consequently, regulatory authorities of many countries have developed different laws and regulations to prevent and protect against occupational accidents. On the other hand, different studies have shown the impact of economic crisis in the occurrence of occupational accidents. In this context, the objective of the paper is to analyse in an integrated manner the influence of both economic and regulatory factors on ongoing evolution of the incidence rate of occupational accidents over time. In particular, it is performed a trend analysis of incidence rates of occupational accidents as a function of some regulatory changes affecting coverage of occupational accidents of workers and economic growth during the period 2000 to 2014 in Spain. A Poisson regression model is used to model the relationship between the incidence rate and the main factors considered.