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UNSAFE TEMPERATURES, UNSAFE JOBS: THE IMPACT OF AMBIENT TEMPERATURES ON WORK RELATED INJURIES

Mattia Filomena and Matteo Picchio

No 472, Working Papers from Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali

Abstract: We estimate the impact of temperatures on work related accident rates in Italy by using daily data on weather conditions matched to administrative daily data on work related accidents. The identification strategy of the causal effect relies on the plausible exogeneity of short-term daily temperature variations in a given spatial unit. We find that both high and cold temperatures impair occupational health by increasing workplace injury rates. The positive effect of warmer weather conditions on work related accident rates is larger for men, in manufacturing and service sectors, and for workplace injuries. Colder temperatures are particularly harmful for commuting accidents and in rainy days.

Keywords: Climate change; temperatures; weather conditions; work related accidents; safety. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J28 J81 Q52 Q54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 46
Date: 2022-11
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