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ERIC Number: EJ962145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-8250
Injury Incidence and Patterns in Workers with Intellectual Disability: A Comparative Study
Lysaght, Rosemary; Sparring, Cynthia; Ouellette-Kuntz, Helene; Marshall, Carrie Anne
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v36 n4 p284-288 Dec 2011
Background: Workplace safety is a concern in the employment of persons with intellectual disability, due to both real concerns for employee well-being, and the effect that negative perceptions of safety risk can have on hiring. Method: This study involved a retrospective analysis of workplace insurance claim records for workers with and without disability in a Canadian social enterprise. Results: Workers with intellectual disability sustained fewer injuries and experienced fewer absences due to injury than workers without disability. Lost-time injury rates for this business were not significantly different from those reported by other employers in the jurisdiction. Conclusion: Workplace safety is a concern for all workers, but fear of increased injury rates and heightened compensation costs should not be perceived as a risk when hiring individuals with intellectual disability. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada