Fatal Injuries To Workers in the U.S., 1980-1989: A Decade of Surveillance National and State Profiles
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 93-108
Death from work-related injuries is a major public health problem. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health collects and automates death certificates from the 52 vital statistics reporting units in the 50 states, New York City, and the District of Columbia for workers 16 years of age or older who died as a result of a work-related injury. Analysis of occupational injury deaths by demographic, employment, and injury characteristics facilitates effective use of resources aimed at preventing injuries in the workplace. In looking at this data, it is important to note the distinction between rates and actual number of deaths. Rates depict the risk faced by workers, and numbers indicate the magnitude of the problem or the number of lives that would be saved if these injuries had been prevented.
- Page last reviewed: June 6, 2014
- Page last updated: June 6, 2014
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division