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In Gilavia, the number of reported workplace injuries has declined 16

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In Gilavia, the number of reported workplace injuries has declined 16 percent in the last five years. However, perhaps part of the decline results from injuries going unreported: many employers have introduced safety-incentive programs, such as prize drawings for which only employees who have a perfect worksafety record are eligible. Since a workplace injury would disqualify an employee from such programs, some employees might be concealing injury, when it is feasible to do so.

Which of the following, if true in Gilavia, most strongly supports the proposed explanation?

A. In the last five years, there has been no decline in the number of workplace injuries leading to immediate admission to a hospital emergency room.

B. Employers generally have to pay financial compensation to employees who suffer work-related injuries.

C. Many injuries that happen on the job are injuries that would be impossible to conceal and yet would not be severe enough to require any change to either the employee’s work schedule or the employee’s job responsibilities.

D. A continuing shift in employment patterns has led to a decline in the percentage of the workforce that is employed in the dangerous occupations in which workplace injuries are likely.

E. Employers who have instituted safety-incentive programs do not in general have a lower proportion of reported workplace injuries among their employees than do employers without such programs.

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Re: In Gilavia, the number of reported workplace injuries has declined 16  [#permalink]

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In Gilavia, the number of reported workplace injuries has declined 16 percent in the last five years. However, perhaps part of the decline results from injuries going unreported: many employers have introduced safety-incentive programs, such as prize drawings for which only employees who have a perfect worksafety record are eligible. Since a workplace injury would disqualify an employee from such programs, some employees might be concealing injury, when it is feasible to do so.

Which of the following, if true in Gilavia, most strongly supports the proposed explanation?

A. In the last five years, there has been no decline in the number of workplace injuries leading to immediate admission to a hospital emergency room.

B. Employers generally have to pay financial compensation to employees who suffer work-related injuries.

C. Many injuries that happen on the job are injuries that would be impossible to conceal and yet would not be severe enough to require any change to either the employee’s work schedule or the employee’s job responsibilities.

D. A continuing shift in employment patterns has led to a decline in the percentage of the workforce that is employed in the dangerous occupations in which workplace injuries are likely.

E. Employers who have instituted safety-incentive programs do not in general have a lower proportion of reported workplace injuries among their employees than do employers without such programs.

Imo A

We have to strengthen the argument. We have to show somehow that the employees indeed hide their injuries to claim the prize instituted by the company.

A If this true then serious injuries that would require hospitalization have not decreased. This shows that minor injuries are not reported as done previously.
This corroborates our reasoning that if the safety program is indeed successful then it will lead to over all decrease in the number of injuries minor or major.

B This details is not necessary for us. Ignore this option

C Even if this is true then the employee would not report the injury to claim the prize or the employer would not intervene as they employee does not seem to care. Ignore this as well.

D Well this may be true for the overall economy, but we concerned with only the company in the argument. This might be true in reality but D in any way does not help us.

E Talks about the reported injuries so this option is also no good. We are concerned with unreported injuries. The proportion may be true but it does not help us.

Beware to read the option E carefully as it contains all the verbiage to be a trap choice. Reported can be read us unreported under exam pressure
Re: In Gilavia, the number of reported workplace injuries has declined 16   [#permalink] 26 Nov 2019, 09:07
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