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Mortality patterns among construction workers in the United States.

Authors
Robinson-CF; Halperin-WE; Alterman-T; Braddee-RW; Burnett-CA; Fosbroke-DE; Kisner-SM; Lalich-NR; Roscoe-RJ; Seligman-PJ; Sestito-JP; Stern-FB; Stout-NA
Source
Occup Med: State of the Art Rev 1995 Apr; 10(2):269-283
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00227291
Abstract
Earlier studies and current NIOSH mortality surveillance studies for workers in the construction industry were discussed. Case based surveillance was exemplified through the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation and Sentinel Health Events (Occupational) projects. The former project presented on site investigations of traumatic fatalities with the goal of reducing measurably similar fatalities across the country. The latter project identified work related conditions that have been reported for construction workers. The NIOSH population based mortality surveillance studies have had as their goal the description of the magnitudes, trends, and risks in the mortality of construction workers. The National Traumatic Occupational Fatality system offered a census of occupational injury death rates for all workers in the United States and reports falls, electrocutions, and motor vehicle related deaths as the leading causes of fatalities among construction workers. Patterns of excess mortality have been identified through the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance System among male and female United States construction workers in 1979 through 1990. The authors conclude that through such programs, opportunities can arise for prevention and reduction of illness and injury rates for all workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Mortality-surveys; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Epidemiology; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Construction-workers; Occupational-hazards
CODEN
SAOME4
Publication Date
19950401
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Ringen-K
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781560531807
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0885-114X
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. Construction Safety and Health
State
OH
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