The Myth of the Careless Worker


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Essay #: 054618
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The Myth of the Careless Worker
This paper explores the theory or myth of the careless worker. The paper explains the theory; outlines where it originated; explains why it is unscientific; discusses the dearth of evidence to support it; delineates why it persists; and ends by noting how the theory subverts a real understanding of the nature and causes of workplace accidents and injuries and how they can be resolved. In the end, it is enough to say that the myth or theory of the careless worker allows employers to evade responsibility for the work environment they create.
The theory of the careless worker – the myth of the careless worker, as many call it – focuses on the idea that the majority of accidents are caused by human error; as a...
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