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Occupational injuries among older workers.

Authors
Zwerling-C; Davis-CS
Source
NIOSH 1997 Dec; :1-6
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023622
Abstract
The most important new finding of this study was that workers with disabilities, especially those with disabilities of hearing and vision, were at increased risk for occupational injuries. This finding suggests that employers and employees need to pay more attention to designing effective accomodations for workers with disabilities in order to prevent these occupational injuries.
Keywords
Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Disabled-workers; Hearing-disorders; Vision-disorders; Risk-factors
Publication Date
19971229
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
160685
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-K01-OH-000150
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Investigation of Adverse Effects
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IA
Performing Organization
University of Iowa, School of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
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