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Shifting the focus of strategic occupational injury prevention: Mining free-text, workers compensation claims data

Citation

Brooks, BP, Shifting the focus of strategic occupational injury prevention: Mining free-text, workers compensation claims data, Safety Science, 46, (1) pp. 1-21. ISSN 0925-7535 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2006.09.006

Abstract

The current analysis applies the software SASŪ Text Miner to the mining of the free-text component of workers compensation claims data. It describes these methods with reference to claims within the state of Victoria, Australia from 1992 to 2002 for two groups called 'Car and Delivery Drivers' and 'Wood Industry Workers'. It suggests that text mining can be used as a stand-alone tool for the analysis of free-text descriptions of occupational injury or combined with coded data to investigate sub-categories of injury. By manipulating the original description of the injury, text-mining can offer more detailed analyses of certain types of claim and shifts the focus of strategic prevention from broad statistics or coded groups of information to the descriptions people use to explain their injuries and accidents.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Ground Transport
Objective Field:Road Freight
Author:Brooks, BP (Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks)
ID Code:63548
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2010-05-11
Last Modified:2010-06-18
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