Hiring Safer Workers: New White Paper

Improving_Safety_Reducing_Incidents 1Select International Inc. has released a new white paper—“Improving Safety: Reducing Incidents through Effective Employee Selection.”

The paper presents a four factor model of individual characteristics related to risk tendencies and follows its performance in four studies. The results suggest that individual differences in risk profile can significantly affect injury rates, workers’ compensation claims and OSHA recordables.

The study also suggests that people who seem less likely to be involved in incidents seem to also be more productive overall—another case of safety being good for the bottom line.