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Work related deaths in West Virginia: targeting research and prevention efforts.

Authors
Higgins-DN; Helmkamp-JC; Williams-JC; King-ME
Source
AAOHN J 2000 Jul; 48(7):331-337
NIOSHTIC No.
20020698
Abstract
Deaths from injuries at work have been identified as a major public health problem in the United States (Bell, 1990; Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1999; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1993). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) monitors occupational injury deaths through death certificates compiled for the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system. NTOF findings on the magnitude of work related injury deaths for the United States from 1980 through 1994 indicate the annual total number of deaths and crude death rates decreased from 7,405 (7.5 per 100,000 workers) in 1980 to 5,406 (4.4 per 100,000 workers) in 1994 (CDC, 1998). While the downward trend is encouraging, the magnitude of the problem requires more be done to prevent these needless deaths.
Keywords
Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Workers; Work-environment; Occupational-hazards; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries
CODEN
AAJOEP
Publication Date
20000701
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
0891-0162
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
AAOHN Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
State
WV
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