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Workers' Memorial Day, April 28, 2004.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
MMWR 2004 Apr; 53(15):311
NIOSHTIC No.
20025680
Abstract
On April 28, Workers' Memorial Day, the United States will join the international labor community in remembering those workers who have died or been injured on the job. On an average day in the United States, as a result of work-related injuries or illnesses, nearly 11,000 workers are treated in emergency departments, and approximately 200 of these workers are hospitalized. An estimated 7,000 private-sector workers require time away from their jobs, 15 workers die from their injuries, and 134 die from work-related diseases. The emotional, economic, and social costs of these injuries and illnesses are immense. In 2001, workers' compensation costs for employers alone totaled $64 billion. Workers' Memorial Day also will commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act, which created the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to lead the effort to create safer workplaces. Additional information about workplace safety is available at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ or telephone, 800-356-4674. Erratum published MMWR 53(17):372, May 7, 2004 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5317a7.htm
Keywords
Mortality-data; Workers; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-diseases; Occupations; Injuries; Statistical-analysis; Lost-work-days; Disabled-workers
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20040423
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
15
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSR; OD
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
WV; DC
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