Volume 1, 1990
Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting
Charles W. L. Hill
An Empirical Examination of the Determinants of OSHA Violations
It has been argued that a firm's propensity to violate federal laws and regulations is related to firm size, diversity, financial pressures, and decentralization (Clinard & Yeager, 1980). The current paper tests these propositions using OSHA data. The findings offer at best only weak support for some of these propositions, while strongly suggesting that most are invalid.