Paid Sick Leave and Nonfatal Occupational Injuries

Source: Abay Asfaw, Regina Pana-Cryan, and Roger Rosa, American Journal of Public Health, e-View Ahead of Print, 2012
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From the abstract:
We examined the association between US workers’ access to paid sick leave and the incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries from the employer’s perspective. We also examined this association in different industries and occupations….Our findings suggest that, similar to other investments in worker safety and health, introducing or expanding paid sick leave programs might help businesses reduce the incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries, particularly in high-risk sectors and occupations.

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