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The economic cost of fatal occupational injuries in the United States, 1980-97.

Authors
Biddle-EA
Source
Contemp Econ Policy 2004 Jul; 22(3):370-381
NIOSHTIC No.
20025154
Abstract
According to the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system, occupational injuries claimed the lives of over 100,000 American workers from 1980 to 1997. Previous estimates presented aggregate values of life, providing no information on the cost variations for different case or worker characteristics. This research developed an interactive computer program that estimates comprehensive national costs for all occupational fatal injuries reported through NTOF, nearly $85 billion for 1980-1997, and specific estimates for the burden on selected groups and characteristics of the fatality. These estimates provide an additional basis for targeting and evaluating the effectiveness of investments in prevention of occupational fatalities.
Keywords
Occupational-hazards; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Surveillance-programs; Information-retrieval-systems; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Computer-models; Injury-prevention; Mathematical-models
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Safety Research, Mail Stop-1811, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
Publication Date
20040701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
EBiddle@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1074-3529
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Social and Economic Consequences
Source Name
Contemporary Economic Policy
State
WV
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